Tender Mercies

I said, LORD, be merciful to me. Heal my soul, for I have sinned against You. Psalm 41:4 Be merciful to me, O Lord, for I cry to You all day long. Psalm 86:3

God’s Mercy
The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in mercy. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort… Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. Therefore, be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful. Paul tells us in Colossians 3.12 therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies; kindness; humility; meekness; long-suffering.

God’s Grace
What is man that You are mindful of him? What is man that You should visit him? What is man that You should exalt him? What is man that You should set Your heart on him? What is man that he could be pure? He knows our frame; He understands how much we can bear; He remembers that we are but dust.

God’s Pity
Yet He pities our infirmities, and His loving kindness and great mercies are new every morning. He knows our frailties and failures. He knows our disappointments and unfulfilled desires, and yet by His mercy, He refreshes us. He upholds us with His righteous right hand.

God’s Strength
He strengthens us through the burdens we carry. He trains us through the daily round, and He binds up our aching heart. By His mercies, He holds back the temptation’s seductress and the icy fingers of sickness and death. By His mercies, He nourishes the hungry and binds up the broken-hearted, lest we be crushed and brought down in failure and swallowed up by grief.

God’s Training
Yet the cold wind of adversity is permitted to blow on the children of God. He ordains the biting wind of criticism to deeply wound us – the east wind of indifference to cut us to the quick, in order to quicken our sympathy toward others – in order to mature in us His tender mercy and loving-kindnesses.

God’s Mercies
His mercies are new every morning. They plunge the depths of our insecurities.. they minister to the deepest wounds of our souls. I will sing of the mercies of the LORD forever. With my mouth will I make known Your faithfulness to all generations. Psalm.89:1 Moment by moment I see new mercies… Great is His faithfulness. Lamentations 3:23 


Bible References

12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;

89 I will sing of the mercies of the Lord for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.

22 It is of the Lord‘s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.

23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.


21 The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.

Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the Lord pondereth the hearts.

To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.

An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin.

The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want.

The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death.

The robbery of the wicked shall destroy them; because they refuse to do judgment.

The way of man is froward and strange: but as for the pure, his work is right.

It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.

10 The soul of the wicked desireth evil: his neighbour findeth no favour in his eyes.

11 When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise: and when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.

12 The righteous man wisely considereth the house of the wicked: but God overthroweth the wicked for their wickedness.

13 Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.

14 A gift in secret pacifieth anger: and a reward in the bosom strong wrath.

15 It is joy to the just to do judgment: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.

16 The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead.

17 He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.

18 The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous, and the transgressor for the upright.

19 It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman.

20 There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up.

21 He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour.

22 A wise man scaleth the city of the mighty, and casteth down the strength of the confidence thereof.

23 Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.

24 Proud and haughty scorner is his name, who dealeth in proud wrath.

25 The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour.

26 He coveteth greedily all the day long: but the righteous giveth and spareth not.

27 The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: how much more, when he bringeth it with a wicked mind?

28 A false witness shall perish: but the man that heareth speaketh constantly.

29 A wicked man hardeneth his face: but as for the upright, he directeth his way.

30 There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the Lord.

31 The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the Lord.

60 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.

Psalm 86


Psalm 51

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