Psalm 86: 1
You are my God; save your servant who trusts in you. Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I call to you all day long. Bring joy to your servant, for to you, O Lord, I lift up my soul. You are forgiving and good, O Lord, abounding in love to all who call to you.
I look at my hands and see the years of use and abuse they have endured. Quite a few years back I was a meat cutter. And I have the hands to prove it. Scars of knife wounds and arthritis both point to the years of heavy and physically demanding work. When I grab a rope to pull a tarp tight on my truck, one of my finger’s lock in a closed position of pain. I am tired of the scars and injuries of the past dictating to my present. The pain of life is part of the mortal experience. Please Oh God grant me mercy for this day, to carry on, to be an example of perseverance. Show me mercy and I will follow it all the days of my life.