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“The Lord’s mercy often rides to the door of our heart upon the black horse of affliction.”― Charles Haddon Spurgeon

I’ve often felt ‘chained’ and surrounded by walls of affliction and suffering. Over the years I’ve realized these ‘walls’ and chains are so much ‘put on me’ but a self-inflicted prison. It wasn’t until I realized that the only way I could be ‘free’ and to have those walls come crashing down was to first be open to receiving God’s mercy. That I was worth it. 

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When I knew I was worth God’s mercy and grace I realized these chains and walls were only fortified by lies and judgment. There was no need to be locked up in past sin and suffering.

This Lent take a good look at the internal walls that surround you. Are you chained inside with guilt and shame that God has already mercifully forgiven?

Take a moment to say to yourself, “I am worth His love. I am worth receiving His mercy. I am worth living in His grace.” Soon those walls will come crashing down.

I’m proud of Dave and Lauren Moore. A young couple I met seven years ago on a Young Adult retreat I led…they were young and in love. Not yet able to see what God had in store for them. Amazing to see where God leads us, especially when we are willing to live in His light, follow His call, and receive His mercy and grace.