Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!  His mercy endures forever.  Psalm 118:29


It is a word so rich in meaning and depth. 

This week I am in awe of God’s great mercy to me.

For my husband.

For our children.

Psalm 118 is a praise to God for His everlasting mercy.

Do you need hope?

Do you need to be reminded of God’s everlasting mercy?

Read Psalm 118.

The truth of God’s character will lift your desperation.

It did mine.

As we focus on The Merciful One, we can get a glimpse of ourselves and our husbands the way that God sees us.

We can soak in the truth that God is for us.

He is for us when…

          ~we screw up,
          ~we forsake Him,
          ~others hate us,
          ~we are disciplined,
          ~the enemy surrounds us.

Psalm 118:5 says,

I called on the Lord in distress; The Lord answered me and set me in a broad place.


What a great picture of mercy.

When we are in distress and the walls are closing in and there are no options, if we turn and call on the Lord, He answers us and sets us in a “broad place.”

We can see options.

A way out.

A clear direction.

Maybe you need some options, or a clear direction for a situation in your marriage.

Call out to God.

For “it is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.” (verse 8)

As the Lord sets you on that “broad place” and brings His mercy, turn your heart to Him.

“I will praise You, for You have answered me and have become my salvation.” (verse 21)

Receive His mercy.

Then give mercy to your husband.

Rejoice in the Merciful One who gives you mercy so you can extend mercy to your family.

To your friends.

To your world.

Mercy.  It’s a real good thing.

Receive it.

Give it.

“Give thanks to the Lord for He is good!  For His mercy endures forever.”