[Five Minute Friday] Mercy

There has been a lot going on lately and often I didn’t quite know how to put everything into words. Sometimes it might have been good to do that, since my heads seems to explode with all the thoughts racing through it…so this is a start!
It is important to not lose sight of the passions within you, but continually nurture them. Since I love writing I found this cool challenge a few friends of mine do: Five Minute Friday. A blogger puts up a challenge each Friday and you have five minutes to write about the prompt. No editing, no overthinking- simply write. Will start this week and I am excited to challenge myself in that perspective again!


Even though this is a key concept in Christian faith I feel it’s either over-or understated. We talk about it so much in church and Christian everyday life slang, but do we live a life of mercy? Do we start everyday under the impression that today we’ve been given mercy?

Lately, the bible verse “His mercies are new every morning” has become more important to me. My life is crazy busy and often I feel I can’t meet people’s expectations. Or my own. And I listen to these voices in my head, saying “You’re not good enough”, “You didn’t do enough”, “It will never work”… And I lie in bed, fighting to fall asleep and sooooo exhausted by a day of doing too much and seemingly not enough.

“His mercies are new every morning”- what a mercy to find this verse in such circumstances! It is refreshing to get up early in the morning and know that today is a new day- because of God’s mercy. He already sees the entire day, what I will do or won’t do. This mercy sets the tone for the day, and hopefully for my life. It whispers “You do enough”, “What you do matters”, “You ARE enough because I am the fountain of love, joy, strenght and MERCY within you” into my ear and heart and soul. This keeps me going, keeps inspiring me to raise my hands in worship, lift my feet in dancing, raise my voice to praise him.

Thank God for your mercy!

[Five Minute Friday] is linked up with Lisa Jo Baker who puts out the prompt and connects a lot of lovely writers all over the globe. Why don’t you join in?

Author: Katha von Dessien

Teacher. Believer in the Wilderness. Third Culture Kid. World Traveler. People and Food at the Table Lover. Writer.

2 thoughts on “[Five Minute Friday] Mercy”

  1. Visting from Five Minute Friday. This was perfect, and as a mom to young boys, I quote that scripture almost every night. I thank God for new mercy every morning. Thanks for sharing!

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