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 trust. As she stood there, she could see Corruption and Disdain 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 back into her life eventually.

She stood there. Then she whispered to herself, “If anyone is going to follow me, it won’t be Corruption and Disdain. No, it won’t be what I’ve always experienced in my past.” She then fully opened the door—as wide as it 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.

38 thoughts on “Goodness and Mercy”

  1. This a beautiful devotion. It was a great way to start the day. It bless me. Thanks to the women of God who share these devotions on Daughters of the King. God bless each of you abundantly over and over again.

  2. Yes. .thank you. I receive that sweet word today. I need and open my heart to Goodness and Mercy to help me in my troubles..Please pray for me♡

  3. I Love this. Such a simple yet powerful anology. Beautiful~

    Grace and Mercy have been knocking at my door for quite some time. Ive been afraid . But i see now they are gifts from the Father. Oh how He Loves US!!!
    I too kicked out corruption, and some of his other bully buddies, and invited in Goidness and Mercy. Welcome~
    Thank you Jesus ~♡~

  4. I loved this, I been having major trust issues in my life and lately I been slowly opening my heart. Reading this today just made me feel really good about my relationship that I now have with the Lord. I am blessed! Praying for all of you as well.

  5. Why does mankind find so much comfort in corruption and disdain, in suffering and pain, in bondage and addiction. Even the children of Israel asked why did you bring us out of slavery only to died in the wilderness. Why are we scared to change. We must have faith to know. goodness and mercy. Hey. 11:6 says He is a reward

  6. Perfect timing from a “perfect” friend! For as long as I’ve been serving the Lord, this was a great reminder , in that I am not alone. Goodness and mercy are forever needed.

  7. This Is a beautiful devotion and a beautiful way of explaining how GOD’S goodness and mercy is always there for us.
    Thank you DOTK!!!❤❤❤

  8. I thank God for DOTK. You are such an inspiration and encouragement to me and my friends. We share it with our friends across the country. It had become our family ritual and ministry. God Bless all of you my Sisters in Christ.

  9. Thank you God for Goodness and Mercy. I open the door wide as I can and let GOODNESS AND MERCY COME IN to walk with me the rest of my life. All evil is gone from me know In Jesus Name Amen.

  10. I have been hurt and disappointed so many times. Father God help me to open the door for Mercy and Grace to come in.

    1. Renee, it’s time to give credit where credit is due. Jesus paid the debt for all unfair hurt and disappointment caused. Vengeance belongs to the Lord! Give it to him. Let Him guard your heart. Stop doing it on your own b/c it will only lead to more hurt. He loves you more than you love you. Let him Lord over your heart. No walls. A heart of flesh. Soft and tender before Him. God knows those who have a heart after His own heart. He is a rewarded of those who diligently seek after him. Get close to him. As close as you can. Take up your burdens and follow what his word tells you to do. When you stop believing goodness and mercy is for you then put down your hurt and pick up the truth. Let it confort your soul and revive your spirit. Let love in by opening fully your heart. Don’t pick and choose when to let love in. He may allow you to bear it all while he filters out the bad. Let him. Take it all in. And exhale what does not belong. Resist the devils lies that seem to be so true and those thoughts will flee from you. Be strong. God uses the weak to lead the strong. He will strengthen your heart. It will be a heart that only love can flow through washing away all pain. Time is your friend. Faith through the word daily will be your comfort.

  11. Amen this devotional and all the others have really blessed me. I’m glad I downloaded this app. I’ve been going through a lot of different tests but with God’s help and these devotionals I’ve been blessed. Thank you dotk

  12. Thank you for this devotional today, it was great and truly blessed me.
    I know I never have to pray and ask God to be with me, because I am the one who has left him time to time. HE though, is there 24/7 waiting for me to come back. Thank you jesus for allowing me to always find my way back when I fall. So loving and caring to hug me and say “I’m always here.”

  13. Goodness supplies all my needs so i lack nothing. Each time i fall Mercy will carry me and remind me of what Jesus did for me on the cross.. These two friends sent by my Father ,THE KING wont let me go astray.. iam proud to be a daughter of a KING….. Hallelujah!!! Kudos to DOTK Ministry…… i love you gals……am so excited……..

  14. To God be the Glory for His Goodness and Mercy! So excited about what God’s plan is for my life. Thank you too, DOTK for your faithful obedience. Much Love, In Jesus name. Amen.

    1. Thank you for the beautiful, encouraging messages that I have beeb receiving.. They have been balm to my soul.

  15. This devotional was sooooo beautiful. Thank you so much DOTK for such a wonderful devotional TODAY!!To God be the glory in each and everyone of your lives. INJ AMEN♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡

  16. What a blessing devotion it was for Tuesday Lord I have received your goodness and your mercy my doors are wide open to receive your blessing and your gifts that you send my way can I give you the highest praise Amen Thank you God for your sending your devotions my way again I say Amen

  17. So beautiful I love it in form of a story,hits home and welcome sight great timing, I had vision very quickly, goodness and mercy even moved my baby bottle back for me to get, yes they were there at the beginning and yes will be at there at the end, so I will trust through it all , trust the process, letting go of so much this month, people , places, and things, clearing the way for better, people I walk shoulder to shoulder arm in arm, people who want to help me recover, succeed, encourage ,instruct, learn , teach,minister, correct, and yes angels too,its time to day goodbye to destruction and trouble, sickness and disease, trusting this process of transition , allowing God to show me true colors in NY self and others, its time for turnaround, to put to death, works of the flesh, to have greater victory in.my life, greater influence and power,to walk in signs wonders and miracles, to partner with God to receive all he has, the joy of the Lord be my strength, peace that surpasses all understanding, to commune with my Lord daily, spend awesome adventuress days as today, all the while healing emotionally and physically and financially a and spiritually, good fortune is coming, and strength to endure has been and always will be there bless you and thank you Jesus and DOTK

  18. This was a very beautiful devotion! I wish I could find a way to keep it on my phone so I can read it whenever I need it! Blessings to you for your faithfulness!

  19. Thank you DOTK…Your daily devotionals are always on point, I too have trust issue & have prayed about them but have not fully left them on the altar.Today God I truly want goodness and mercy to follow me throughout the days of my life my past trust issues are a thing of the past..I do not want to let deceit and distrust in!!!! Today on 6/7/16 I receive goodness and mercy for my life Thank you Jesus… Hallelujah in Amen🙌🙌🙌

  20. GLORY BE TO GOD❗ 👑🙌🎁🎉💝🎉💝 I RECIEVE IN JESUS PRECIOUS NAME❗ AMEN and AMEN 🙋🙆💪💘💪Thank you DOTK❗💌💐🌸🌷🌹🌺🌻 So Awesome❕ 📝👏💯💞💕💓💎

  21. Beautiful! I receive goodness and mercy into the home of my heart in Jesus’ mighty name.

  22. OMG, tears are streaming, nose running,😂😂😂, b/c of his GOODNESS/MERCY,couldn’t get thru the devotion nor Life without this set of twins. To all have a joyous day!!!!

  23. Thank you my father for your Goodness and Mercy. I open my heart to receive them both,for I know without Goodness and Mercy I could not make it.God bless you DOTK! You are so Awesome. Love you much!

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