“With Great Mercies will I Gather Thee”

I’ve come to a realization about myself lately: I am an independent thinker, and also sometimes set in my ways. It wasn’t a sign of weakness to ask for help when I was growing up; it was called being a friend. I remember that there always used to be those one or two close friends who could read your mind almost, and come to your rescue, with a kind word, a thank you, or in the words of J.T. Pugh, a “How may I help you?” Those were times to cherish.

What a relief you felt to believe that you had the support for your time of challenge. Today, society as a whole has lost the ability to give without expecting something in return. I miss the neighbor who used to live next to us who would always borrow a cup of sugar, or flour or some other ingredient for her latest cooking venture, only to reward us with a plate of the cookies that she had baked with the sugar. That, my friend was gratitude enough. One time, I stayed next door with a neighbor who was uncomfortable being in the house alone because her husband was on a business trip. The next morning she packed my lunch for school and included a gigantic (in my 8 year old eyes) sized piece of chocolate cake. It was heavenly. I think I got the better end of the arrangement.

Having a friend who can support you when life gets real, and you don’t quite know what to do, is a blessing of God. So, when I think about the way that the Lord cares for us, I can have confidence and then trust in him. God is in control of the storms of life.

Read how the Lord cares about Israel.

With Great Mercies will I Gather Thee

About gracemorganwriter

What is a writer? Someone who writes. For me, writing means to observe the world in a fresh way; it gives us encouragement when we are struggling to follow the path, and hope that we can keep pressing towards the mark. Writing gives us grace for the journey, and shines light into the darkened places of our soul.
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