1 Peter 2:9-10 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
You can’t go out and live sent if you can’t even get out of your head. Yes, I am part of God’s Holy Nation, but my earthy life gets in the way and some days I can’t get passed myself. I have days when I make plans, but, of course, they never go as I think they should. They can go sideways or even off the rails. And, when that happens, I may get mad, angry, sad, disappointed or down. It can even take me to a really dark place. It gets trapped in my head, swirling around, never stopping, replaying over and over until I say GOD MAKE IT STOP!! In those times, I get down on my knees and really talk to God… pouring my heart out and asking, even begging, for His help. God has given me a gift…Mercy. He forgives me of all my sins, helping me to move out of that darkness into His light. Coming out the other side always makes me stronger… stronger in my belief and my love for God. With that strength, I can go and do God’s work sharing my story, struggles and internal conflicts. I can also help others put their burdens onto God and see how great He is.
Dear Lord, thank you for always being there for me, to take up all my burdens and give me never ending mercy. I am blessed to be one of your chosen people and to be able to share that with others.
Written by Gloria Denise