Goodness and Mercy

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life;
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. –Ps. 23:6

There have been many friends in my life. Some have abandoned me while others have just drifted away, but there were always two who never left my side – Goodness and Mercy. There was a time in my life when I did not recognize them, but looking back, I can see where they helped me. I did not deserve them, and there were many times when I did not appreciate them, but in spite of that they were always there.
Goodness and Mercy have carried my burdens when they were too heavy for me to bear. Goodness and Mercy come in the form of grace when I am troubled., and strength when I am weak. Even when I fail, they stick with me. When I cry, they comfort me. They bring me joy and peace. When I am sick, they hold my hand. When I am afraid, they calm my fears. They guard my path when I walk. They will never leave me.
One day, I will be able to know all that they have done. On that day, I will dwell in heaven with God. That is when I will be able to properly thank God for His goodness and mercy which have followed me all the days of my life.

Copyright 2014 Carolyn Dale Newell.