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 a small 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.

16 thoughts on “Goodness and Mercy”

  1. Amen ❤️ Love This!!! Thank you for this Devotion Today as I travel through life ups and down good days and bad I will dwell in the House of the Lord until He Calls Me Home… Happy Sunday My Sister’s🙏🏾👏🏾🙌🏽

    1. Good morning Carol. Since you do like this devotional you may wanna read this book called. Hinds’ Feet On High Places by Hannah Hurnard. It’s characters in this book is about much afraid. Goodness and mercy and corruption and dismay it’s a very good book. 😊

    2. Love this one! If there’s one thing we all need to keep us going on the road to glory it’s GOD’S Goodness and Mercy. We certainly couldn’t make it without either of them. Very well spoken. In these times in which we are living today in the midst of wars and rumors of wars during a pandemic, it is only GOD’S Goodness and Mercy that will sustain us.

  2. After reading this I had to ask the Lord if somehow, he was communicating to me through you, and my spirit told me a resounding YES!!!!!

    The first paragraph stumped me because every word of it is true, I am writing a book about being spirit lead and you verbosed the way it should be done, in your second paragraph.

    It is true, corruption around me and dismay have lurked in the dark places of my experiences and I now have very little trust in people, so much so that I often stare through the cracks of my life at all who come into it wondering, what’s next?.

    Thank you for reminding me that God’s goodness and mercy will always be there to catch me when I fall and clean my wounds, and I hope that goodness will continue to teach me the treasures of the experiences to make them positive in the end and not negative.

    Wow girl! keep following his spirit, your words are truly not empty and I thank God for being there with me up to when I take my final breath. I am concerned about the heart-wrenching pain that I will face in my future, but I will continue to trust and hope in God.

    Thank you.

  3. I thank God for sending His trusted servants (Goodness and Mercy) to follow me, all the days of my life. Hallelujah ✝️♥️

  4. 🙌🙌🙌
    Hallelujah! 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.
    Thank You, Father, I do open the door to let them come into my heart, mind, and home to remember Your mercy when I make mistakes. Father, and Your “Goodness” to take treasures away from every trial. May you both escort me to my eternal home giving me my expected end.

    Sister Kesha, another encouraging message from our Father.💕💐💕💐

  5. Annie Covert: February 28, 2022 @ 6:05 am
    Oh yes Goodness & Mercy shall follow me all of my days for by Goodness & Mercy I obtained grace which saved me and brought me out of a dark place.
    My daily prayer is that I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
    Thank GOD for Goodness & Mercy 🙏🙏🙏

  6. I receive all Mercy and Grace of the Lord. I need it. Thank you. Blessings, Shalom and Agape. 🙏🏽❤🙏🏽❤🙏🏽

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