Goodness and Mercy

“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.” Psalms 23:6

Two people knocked on the door of her home. Staring at them through the crack of the door, she asked, “Yes, can I help you?” They said, “We have been assigned to follow you everyday for the rest of your life.” She laughed, “You want to do what!?” They said, “Our names are Goodness and Mercy and your Father in heaven has sent us here to follow you wherever you go.” She was cautious. Life had taught her some hard lessons about trusting others. As she stood there, she could see Corruption and Dismay lurking behind the trees, with a sneaky grin on their faces. She was all too familiar with them and had just kicked them out of her house. However, they knew if she didn’t receive God’s Goodness and Mercy into her home, they would find their way eventually back into her life.

As she stood there, she whispered to herself, “If anyone is going to follow me, it won’t be Corruption and Dismay. It won’t be what I’ve always experienced in my past.” She then opened the door—as wide as she could open, and Goodness and Mercy came into her home and closed the door behind them.

Whenever she stumbled, Mercy was there to pick her up and dress her wounds. Mercy helped remind her of the Father’s love regardless of her many mistakes. Whenever she faced a trial, Goodness was there to help her gather all the treasures that came from it. Goodness was always excited about the Father’s expected end for her.

Through the years, their friendship grew. They followed her through every moment in her life, every joyous victory and every heart-wrenching tragedy. They were there and never left her side. And when her time had come, she took her last breath, Goodness and Mercy picked her up and escorted her to her heavenly home where she would live for eternity with these two heavenly servants and her heavenly Father.

Prayer: Father God, yes, I receive your Goodness and Mercy in the home of my heart. I open the door as wide as I can to you. Heal every wound and cause me to gather all the treasure after every trial I face. Until I take my last breath, be with me and be glorified in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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21 thoughts on “Goodness and Mercy”

  1. Good morning. I love the way that this was presented. I could actually picture myself as the women in this short story because that’s how I have felt. But it is so good to be reminded that goodness and mercy shall follow me and that I don’t have to allow corruption and dismay to continue to linger in my life or my home. Thank you for the encouragement.

  2. Great reminder, I have been battling my divorce as an x pastor wife for the past 8mo, I have put God aside but never to far away, I am fearful God will say make this marriage work, I have for the past 20 years and I keep getting the same results
    Curuption and dismay and as a pastors wife I would love teaching this Psalm to the women and as a read this devotional this morning it reminded me of what I used to say all the time about love and mercy
    I would say, you can never go backward to your old ways cause going backward you would trip over love and mercy, if the follow us all the days of our life, they will be there to help you turn it around, you would always stumble & become humble over love and mercy
    So thank you for a great reminder this morning when I needed it the most
    Great story line
    What a blessing you are ❤️

  3. I love the way this was written. The part about Mercy helping to remind of us our father’s love when we make mistakes really touched my heart. I am now in my fifties with two almost-grown children, and I have been thinking a lot of my past mistakes and how I wish I had done certain things differently. Please pray that I can extend the same mercy to myself that the Lord grants to us, as I can tend to be hard on myself. God bless you and thank you for all you do.

  4. Glory to God Goodness and Mercy for all the days of my life the beautiful love of God that we have. Thank you for the encouragement devotion ❤❤❤

  5. Oh thank you Lord that Goodness and Mercy are right here all the days of our life. Always welcome in my heart. “I am confident of this, that I will see the Goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Lord help me and all my sister’s to be a prisoner of hope!!! That something Good is going to happen! Thank you and Praise you Jesus💜

    1. Peace & Blessings My Dearest Sister Lynne💖!!!
      Amen…a prisoner of hope!..AMEN…I Pray & Agree that something GOOD, GREAT & MARVELOUS IS GOING TO HAPPEN IN EACH OF OUR LIVES!!!
      Love Always💕

  6. Goodmorning my FATHER GOD, Thank YOU For YOUR Goodness and Mercy I receive YOUR Word this day and hold on to YOUR Goodness and Mercy in the center of my heart for all eternity. Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah Thank You Sister Keisha DOTK Ministrie for GODS WORD Powerfully Illustrated. Glory to GOD. Thank YOU my LORD JESUS Thank YOU.

  7. Praise Jesus for his Goodness and mercy praying it will always give me strength through daily lives struggles..To you be glorified Heavenly Father…🙌🏽☝️✝️

  8. Goodness and Mercy shall follow me all the days of my life. This is right on time for me. Father God I will continue to open up my doors as wide as I can for Goodness and Mercy to come through.Thank you DOTK for this message. I’ve received this message in the name of Jesus🙌🏾

  9. Lord help me to trust your word;which I know is true.Thank you Jesus for your word I accept Goodness and Mercy to be with me forever.

  10. Amen..Amen..Amen!!!
    My Lord…what a BEAUTIFUL way to tell US about OUR Father’s Goodness & Mercy, that WILL follow us WHEREVER WE GO!!
    🎤Be not dismayed whatever betide..
    God will take care of you..
    Beneath His Wings Of Love Abide..
    God will take care of you..
    God will take care of you..
    Through everyday o’er all the way..
    He will care for you..
    God will take care of you..
    Through days of toil when heart doth fail..
    God will take care of you..
    When dangers fierce your path assail..
    Lord, I Thank You for ALWAYS..Taking Care Of Me, My Family & My Friends!! I just LOVE YOU LORD!!
    Lord, Please Continue To Bless & Shine Your Light Of Love Upon Your Obedient Servant Sister Kesha, Her Awesome Team, This Amazing Ministry & My DOTK Sisters/Family💖!!
    Be Blessed, Stay Humble & Encouraged!!!
    Love Always, Your DOTK Sister In Christ, Wendy💕

  11. Goood Morning Yall Daughter’s of The Most High King when I reed the part where God said when the lady’s time was over here on Earth nd that Goodness & Mercy I though about my Momma when God called her home he let his Goodness & Mercy pick her up put her in the Chariot he had prepared for her to go to her Heavenly home. All I could do yall is cry happy tears Every1 Please Have a Blessed Day ☺

    1. Peace & Blessings Sister Lillie💖!!!
      Amen..What a BEAUTIFUL way to remember & Honor your Mom💝
      Be Blessed My Sister..
      Keep Those Beautiful Memories FOREVER💕

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