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It’s repeated over and over and over again, all through the Psalms, all through Scripture in multiple ways. The amazing grace of God – that in my neediness, He not only does, but He desires to draw near, and make me whole…complete…full. I fall every day. We all do. We slip in the dark, sometimes we slip in the light. Sometimes we just sit down to sulk. His mercy waits for us. His window of grace is open, being poured out, sometimes even on an unwilling heart, but there for the taking, nevertheless. Deserving? No. Yet, He sees our destitution before Him, whether we do or not. He knows our frame…dusty, frail, feeble. He pities. His Father-heart overflows with compassion for us. It is that compassion and love that causes us sometimes to be put in the furnace of affliction for greater refining. Yet the mercy is new and fresh ever morning. It endures. Not for today, not just for tomorrow. It endures forever…eternally given, eternally received. May we draw near, with thankful hearts, because we are fully assured of His love…that mercy will always pick us back up, and the grace of God will always abide near, to keep us in all our ways.