#day7 Complete! 🕯️️Favorite Devotional Part:🕯️ Are there times in your life when you are really struggling and nothing seems to go right? Do you feel ‘faint’, ‘in agony’, ‘anguish’, ‘worn out’, ‘groaning’, ‘weeping’, in ‘tears’, and ‘weak with sorrow’? At times this may be caused by our own sin. At other times, it may be due to bereavement, sudden loss, relationship difficulties, family break-up, sickness, work issues, unemployment or opposition. David also experienced difficult times but, in the midst of them, he cried out to God for #mercy: ‘Be merciful to me, Lord’. He knew that God is a God of mercy. He prayed: ‘Save me for the sake of your steadfast love and mercy’. Sometimes it seems that our difficulties will never come to an end. They seem to go on and on. When we are in a season of battle we cry out like David, ‘How long, Lord, how long?’. We cry out for mercy and it does not seem as if God is listening. But he is. There will come a point when you can say with David: ‘The Lord has heard my weeping. The Lord has heard my cry for mercy’.Having mercy on others is right at the heart of Jesus’ teaching. ‘Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven’. Love is more than showing mercy, but mercy is an essential part of love. Jesus also explains how you can express this mercy practically in what you do. He highlights the importance of#prayer. He tells you to ‘pray for those who persecute you’ (5:44). Praying for your enemies helps you to see them as God sees them. In prayer you stand side by side with them, take their guilt and distress on yourself, and plead to God for them. Prayer is the acid-test of love. Coming into the light of God’s presence reveals the true feelings in the depths of our hearts. 🗝️Favorite Passage(s)🗝️: (Sorry, too much to fit) Matthew 5:43‭-‬45 KJV Matthew 6:8‭-‬13 KJV #youversion #bibleinoneyear #god #bibleinoneyear2017 #lordsprayer #enemies #pray #bible #god #readthebible #scripture #bibleinayear #accountable #jesus #blessings #biblechallenge #dailybread #bibleinoneyearchallenge2017 #everyword  #christian #forgive  #godofmercy #godspromise #godstiming #greatnation

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