Do you want a guarantee of goodness and mercy to follow you all the days of your life?
Sure you do. The saying, “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,” is a familiar saying. This quote comes from Psalms 23 in the Bible; read the entire chapter.
The 5 scripture before you get to “Surely goodness and mercy…” is what proves to us the promise of goodness and mercy following us.
If the Lord is your shepherd, then you have the guarantee. The statement or promise of goodness and mercy following us seems contradictory though. In this life there is trouble on every hand, high unemployment, murders, sickness, disease, etc…
Take a deeper look at the scripture, and you will discover its true meaning. God never leaves his sheep to themselves, because he knows they need guidance. God is always leading, comforting and available for us to come to him for that blessed assurance.
Further, goodness and mercy are always pursuing us as children of God. In our everyday situations, there is always an opportunity to accept what God has for us or reject it.
So if you ever feel that goodness and mercy is not following you, think about the choice you made. You can rest assured that God is always there for whatever you need.
Remember this, “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.” Ps. 23:1