Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Washed in His Mercy - Devotions from the Road of Life

It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. The Lord is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord.Lamentations 3:22-26 (King James Version)

The waves roll in at Waveland, MS

A recent visit to the beach reminded me of the everlasting faithfulness of God. I watched as wave after wave came to shore, and I couldn’t help but think that those waves were a lot like the way God comes to us.

With wave after wave of love, He beckons us. He sends wave after wave of forgiveness to wash over us. And like the never-ending song of the waves against the sand, He calls us to come home to Him.

Just as I would never be able to drink the all the water of the ocean, I can never use up all of God’s goodness. As the writer of Lamentations says, His compassions fail not and are new every morning. Like the inexorable turning of the tide, His mercies are unstoppable. 

We have a choice: Do we run away from the inbound waves or do we plunge into the refreshing waters of His love? The water is there, whether we go to it or stay away. His love is there, too. All we have to do is wade out into its depths to enjoy the refreshment and renewal awaiting us there.

Father, we thank You for the unending love You send to us. Remind us to plunge into Your loving care, that we may be buoyed by Your love at all times. The world cannot sink us if we rest on Your waves of salvation.

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