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Gracious Is the Lord

“Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; our God is merciful” (Psalm 116:5, ESV).

The psalmist has reflected on his own past desperation and deliverance by the Lord, and now proclaims God’s love. The Lord is both gracious and righteous; He is good, faithful, and kind. His kindness is truly mercy—a generosity towards needy sinners, not a carelessness about sin. Our proper response is not to take His mercy for granted, but to call upon Him in every need.


May your heart take refuge in the great graciousness of God. He is our only hope in this world. When sorrow and loss, sin and danger and trouble, threaten us, let us learn to turn quickly to He who is able to heal and help. Let us call out to Him when we are in trouble, thank Him when we are delivered, and remember Him loyally when we feel strong so that we will keep continually with Him.

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