Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endureth for ever: (Psalm 136:23 KJV)
As I turned this morning and started giving thanks to God for giving me and those who are alive, another day to worship him, he led me to a passage of scripture in Psalm 136. It's always nice to start your day with a little devotion. This gives you encouragement, empowerment and guidance for the hours ahead.
As I read through Psalm 136, beginning to end, I noticed it wasn't a popular passage like many of those we could recite from our memory. It did hold much truth and encouragement though. At the end of every single verse, repetition of the phrase, "for his mercy endureth for ever," was consistent.
According to English teachers, repetition is always good for emphasis. This is why I believe the writer wanted his readers to know, despite what ever challenges and obstacles we may face in life, God's mercy will endure for ever.
As if not to leave us hanging and wondering, the writer gives several stories of how God had helped and delivered throughout Bible times and some of the great things he had done with his infinite power.
Psalm 136:7 To him that made great lights: for his mercy endureth for ever:
Psalm 136:13 To him which divided the Red sea into parts: for his mercy endureth for ever:
Psalm 136:16 To him which led his people through the wilderness: for his mercy endureth for ever.
Psalm 136:24 And hath redeemed us from our enemies: for his mercy endureth for ever.
Psalm 136:25 Who giveth food to all flesh: for his mercy endureth for ever.
I like this verse a lot. Psalm 136:4 To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth for ever.
Do you know what that means? What ever the DELIVERANCE is that you need, you can ACCESS it from the ONE WHO ALONE DOETH GREAT WONDERS. This is simply because His mercy endureth for ever.
God remembers you when you're down. He is working it out for you. "Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endureth for ever:" (Psalm 136:23 KJV)
Now isn't a time to give up friend. It's a time to keep trusting and increasing your faith. God WILL NOT allow us to suffer, even though it may seem so at times. He will take care of you.
The very fact that you are on the land of the living AGAIN - TODAY means that Hope is Ahead and you have to REFUSE to give up - REFUSE to give in.
You have to PRESS ON! PRESS ON! God's Mercy Endureth For ever.
Hope is Ahead!