“For the LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting, And His truth endures to all generations.”
One of my biggest pet peeves is repeating myself, especially to adults. I absolutely HATE it. As my mother would say, “if you can ‘huh’ then you can hear!” (And that phrase remains true😂)
But in all seriousness, repeating myself has always brought a spirit of anger and frustration over me. I don’t understand if you sincerely didn’t hear me or you just don’t care enough to listen. Nevertheless these feelings arise in me.
Today, even though I wasn’t in the mood, I told my soul “we are going to church today!” I was determined to be in the house of the Lord and hear a message and fellowship. I came, I worshipped, I listened and it was great. But the minute I hit the parking lot, my soul started having flashbacks of why I was upset in the first place.
I just kept talking to the Lord. “Lord, help me. I rebuke this spirit of frustration.” And it seemed to come and go in waves, but God was always winning. Finally, I get home and I cry out one last time, “Lord, help me. I’m so frustrated and I hate repeating myself.”
And the Lord says, “Do you know how many times I’ve repeated myself and STILL repeat myself to you? Now, have grace and mercy.”
I shut up so quick! Really, Lord? That card?! But it’s true. God has spent every moment of our lives CONSTANTLY repeating Himself and reminding us of things we’ve forgotten or ignored. He’s going to continue to do it, why? Because everlasting mercy is just another way to say unconditional love. No matter what we do or don’t do, He loves us enough to give us infinite chances. We have the power to love like Him and extend this same courtesy ❤️