For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
the Lord bestows favor and honor.
No good thing does he withhold
from those who walk uprightly. Psalm 84:11 (ESV).
At a time when least expected,
At a time when least deserved,
It comes and I feel protected;
Grace and mercy steadfastly served.
Awash in the presence of this moment,
Approaching bowed on bended knee;
Love and forgiveness encircle me.
It’s always when least expected,
And always when least deserved;
Prompts that I am protected with
Grace and mercy lovingly served.
In the heat of a moment, or when I’m not thinking as I should, grace and mercy come to remind me, that I am not in this life alone. God is my sun and shield, and by His grace I am called to a higher place, His love. Have you experienced those times when His gentle grace has given you a moment to respond with gentleness?
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