13.10.03

You know, it's really uncanny when the stuff you read relates so heavily to how you feel...

Occasionally it's helpful to spend a few quiet moments looking back over our lives to review how indebted we are to God for His goodness and mercy.

God's goodness imparts what we don't deserve; His mercy withholds what we do deserve. In times of pain and sorrow, our heavenly Father faithfully meets our needs, comforts our hearts, and gives us strength to bear our burdens. Although we are believers, we still sin and fall short of the holy standard set by His Son, Jesus Christ. Yet He keeps on pouring His forgiveness into our souls as we confess our sins. We may think of ourselves as decent people, but we must still admit that "we have left undone those things which we ought to have done, and we have done those things which we ought not to have done"