"This I recall to my mind, Therefore I have hope. Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I hope in Him!” The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, To the soul who seeks Him. It is good that one should hope and wait quietly For the salvation of the Lord. It is good for a man to bear The yoke in his youth. Let him sit alone and keep silent, Because God has laid it on him; Let him put his mouth in the dust— There may yet be hope. (Lamentations 3:21-29 NKJV)
Nothing for which we ask is granted due to merit or favor. Every good and perfect gift comes down from the Father of Lights. Whether despairing or depending, complaining or compliant, fearful or faithful, we are deeply loved and showered with mercies unending and unfathomable.
It is through His mercies "we are not consumed." We are lucky to even be alive. What Grace! God owes us nothing. We continue to live and breathe because He still has a work to complete in us; a purpose for His good.
HE is faithful. It is we who are indebted.
Every single mercy received is a gift that is above and beyond the death we deserve.
We cannot afford it.
We cannot comprehend it.
We cannot ignore it.
We did not find it, and we cannot lose it.
His faithfulness endures from generation to generation.
What more could we ask for?