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“Behold, I have not restrained my lips, as you know, O Lord. I have not hidden your deliverance within my heart; I have spoken of your faithfulness and your salvation; I have not concealed your steadfast love and your faithfulness from the great congregation. As for you, O Lord, you will not restrain your mercy from me; your steadfast love and your faithfulness will ever preserve me! For evils have encompassed me beyond number; my iniquities have overtaken me, and I cannot see; they are more than the hairs of my head; my heart fails me. Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver me! O Lord, make haste to help me!” -Psalm 40:10-13

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King David cries out to the Lord for deliverance. He extorts the Lord for his grace he has already received. It is because of those prior experiences he KNOWS the Lord is faithful. He knows that despite his own heart failing and the questions he has of his situation the Lord will deliver him out of mercy. David pleads with the Lord for a fresh assault of grace despite having experienced it so many times before.

Sometimes when we surround and acknowledge our lives with grace of Christ so consistently we can begin to become dulled to it’s miraculous nature. We expect God’s mercy. We expect God’s deliverance. We expect his faithfulness. None of which is bad. But in our expectations we can become dulled to the miracle of each. The Lord is gracious to assault us with the grace of deliverance from a situation which renews that surge of expectation.

May we not become so complacent with grace and allow the Lord to assault us with a fresh dose everyday, opening our eyes to another component of himself, renewing our minds to the miracle of who he is. May we trust this process of renewal for his glory

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