Psalm 107:1 “Oh, give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good; His mercy endureth forever.”
All of us have benefitted from God’s mercy. It was God’s mercy that prevailed in the Garden of Eden. When Adam and Eve sinned, the Lord could have scrapped everything and started over. But God was merciful. He allowed Adam and Eve to live with the hope that their seed would redeem back what they had lost.
God’s mercy prevailed in the wilderness with Moses and the children of Israel. When the Israelites continually moaned and groaned about the conditions they faced, their fate could have ended in immediate and total destruction, but God was merciful.
When Jonah refused to go to Nineveh to preach to them, God could have killed the unwilling prophet for disobedience and found another prophet to go in his place. But it was God’s mercy that allowed the great fish to swallow Jonah to keep him from drowning when he was thrown out of the boat. And God’s mercy caused the fish to vomit him out on the shore.
Sometimes, God allows us to fall because in our falling, we wake up to realize that without God’s mercy, we are weak. We are not able to navigate this world in our own strength. “Oh, give thanks unto the Lord” for His mercy.
Lamentations 3:22-23 “It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.”