While I was sleeping
Lord You were working
On a mess I made like only I can do
When I start thinking I'm so far from You
I wake up to hear You whisper
That's not true
Good morning mercy
You call me worthy
Feels like the sun shining on my face
Living's good this side of grace
I feel it working
Goodbye to the hurting
You woke me up put me on my way
Hallelujah it's a brand-new day
Good morning mercy
Yeah I'm still learning
To trust and follow
I won't worry what tomorrow's gonna bring
Cause You hold it all there in Your hands
I'm lifting mine up now
Cause it makes me sing
It's a brand-new day
Starts all over when daylight breaks
You've given me a joy it makes me sing
This song is about waking up to mercy. What is mercy? It's compassion that is shown, especially to an offender. It's compassionate treatment to those who are in distress. In the Christian world, mercy has a name....Jesus. Are we offenders? Yes....against God, our Creator. We ignore Him, spit in His face, and treat Him as if He has no right to any part of our life. "Since you disregard all my advice and do not accept my rebuke, I in turn will laugh when disaster strikes you; I will mock when calamity overtakes you - when calamity overtakes you like a storm, when disaster sweeps over you like a whirlwind, when distress and trouble overwhelm you. They will call to me but I will not answer; they will look for me but will not find me, since they hated knowledge and did not choose to fear the Lord. Since they would not accept my advice and spurned my rebuke, they will eat the fruit of their ways and be filled with the fruit of their schemes. " - Proverbs 1:24-31.
Are we in distress? Yes....in a world that is full of sin. This fact is very obvious with all that is going on in our world today. We don't have to look very far to find someone in some kind of distress; sickness, disease, pain, sorrow, and addiction. We all, somehow, tend to make a mess of our lives and then fall before Him, wondering why He doesn't rescue us. What we fail to comprehend is the fact that He is rescuing us....every day of our lives. He is God, and with one flip of His finger He could wipe us all out. Instead, He shows us His mercy each and every day. Do we think He is far from us? We are wrong. This is so far from the truth. We wake up with Him. We wake up, every day that He gives, with His mercy being poured over us.
When we begin to realize and recognize His mercy, it is like the sun shining on our face. "Wake up, sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you." - Ephesians 5:14. It makes living good on this side of grace. We can feel it working, allowing us to say "Goodbye" to all the hurting. He wakes us up and puts us on our way, while we shout "Hallelujah! It's a brand-new day!" We begin learning to trust and follow Him. Because He holds it all in His hands, we no longer worry about what the future may bring, lifting it all up to Him. "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus." - Philippians 4:6-7. He gives us a joy that makes us sing...."Hallelujah, Hallelujah! Good morning Mercy!"
So, do you wake up singing?
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