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 to take her last breath, Goodness and Mercy 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.

27 thoughts on “Goodness and Mercy”

  1. Thank you! This was the best post I read thus far. I felt every word and can see it in my life as I type this. Yesterday, life threw me a curve ball, but Goodness caught me before I stumbled. I’m still standing and I thank God for his Goodness and Mercies.

  2. Father please show yourself through me, allow me to embody the change needed to be of service! Father I know you will enlighten my mind and allow me to wisely discern your will I place my life in your hands and pray my will be yours! I thank you for the gift of life you have blessed me with may I appreciate even the smallest things, encourage gratitude and show an unwavering acceptance of who you say I am. In Jesus name AMEN

  3. Lord I thank you for goodness and mercy, I receive them whole heartedly. I am grateful that you sent them to me, so I open my heart, my home and joyfully my life to you.

  4. Thank you… I needed this reminder today. Through Gods Goodness & Mercy and His divine Amazing Grace, He has led me to your ministry. I read every morning and again, thank you for bringing the Word to life in a way I can relate. I pray blessings over you and your family.

  5. Thank you Lord for Goodness and Mercy. May they stand beside in everything that I have to endure…in your mighty Name…..JESUS—AMEN!!

  6. Once after surgery while in the recovery room, I was left alone I had an episode where I couldn’t breathe, I felt like I was being taken up (like an elavator) when the door opened the place was so bright I could hardly see! Two men were standing there one said “you have to go back it’s not your time”, maybe these were goodness and mercy?

  7. Yes, Lord I thank You for Your Goodness and Mercy that You allow me to see and experience daily.

    Help me to always remember that through and in it all You are with me. Let me always recognize that Your Goodness, Mercy and Holy Spirit will lead, strengthen and guide me through.

    Lord, please give me peace as You have brought forth wisdom in this post from Sis. Kesha. I am enlightened to draw close to Your Goodness and Mercy in it all. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

    Thank you Sis. Kesha.

    Blessings, Shalom and Agape my sister’s of the King.

  8. I needed this word this morning ! I thank Jesus Christ for the Goodness and Mercy that has been followers me all the days of my life and knowing that one day I will be dwelling in the house of the Lord forever. thank you so much for allowing God to use you for his kingdom. ❤️❤️

  9. 🤩 “ Wow, what a reminder I just got from this Devotional . I read a book that was called. Deer on Hines Feet. Their names in this book was called corruption and dismay and there was one called fear another one was called goodness and mercy. Jesus walked along with the little girl that had to go through a journey in her life with him even though he was by her side he made sure that goodness and mercy was with her everywhere she went , but Jesus would tell her there’s times I cannot go with you but I will always be with you. You will have goodness and mercy with you at all times that will lead you up upon your path. It was a very good book there are struggles that I have went through and Jesus was with me and he was guiding me but I always had goodness and mercy helping me when I felt down Because I remember what Jesus said to his disciples I’m going to go away for a while but you will never be alone I will be with you in the spirit but not a human form because I will send the Holy Spirit and counselor to guide and protect you I didn’t finish the whole book but it was a very very good book to read but God has always send his mercy and goodness.I thank you Holy Spirit for your guidance and Counselor. 😇🙏🏽

    1. Thanks for the reference…Is the title of the book Hinds Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard? THANKS KEISHA and my DOTK sistahs for encouragement, and support during these times! Be blessed 💜

  10. Thank God for goodness and mercy that will and shall follow me all the days of my life!!!
    Hallelujah!! God bless you 💕💕

    1. Thank you for sharing this message in such a unique way! I could picture God’s goodness and mercy knocking at the door and the enemy lurking behind a tree waiting hoping we won’t let goodness and mercy into our lives! Wow so powerful! Thank you for allowing God to use you! Many blessings to you, your family, and all the daughters of the King!

  11. Amen ❤Thank you Father God for all your love and protect over my life and Jesus name Amen 🙏🏽

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