Glory be to you, heavenly Father, for you are good and ready to forgive and plenteous in mercy to all who call upon you. (Psalm 86:5)
Psa 25:11 “For the sake of your name, O LORD, forgive my iniquity, though it is great.” What a solid basis for appeal, that your Name be lifted up, glorified, magnified today. And that is what happens as you forgive me for me sin, and it is great. I do not know the tenth of it, but you know it all and have provided full, complete, free and effective forgiveness–cleansing and changing me from the inside out. My record is wiped clean, my past is changed, my future is sure and positive, full of upward movement into ever increasing freedom.
This is so because you are good, you are gracious, you are giving, you are great in mercy and love, kindness and grace. We are undeserving while your love is unending. We are unworthy but you are unrelentingly gracious. We are unrighteous while your forgiveness in inexhaustible. Praise be to you, the Great and Glorious God whose forgiving flows forever, transforming, teaching, training us to walk in the wonderful way of your Word.
Today lies before us, an unknown blank. You lead us into it, you walk before us, revealed in your Word, known in your ways, trusted in your goodness. I praise you for what will come, for how you will protect, for how you will act in wisdom and love to weave all into the fabric of your plan for today, a portion of your plan for eternity.
We cannot fathom even the events of today, to say nothing of your overall scheme of things. But we can trust you, the Great and Mighty Shepherd to lead us through them on the path of righteousness, despite what we are, and bring us safely through to the end of time and the beginning of eternity.
May continual praise be to you in my life today, through trust, praise and obedience. Amen.