by Pastor Larry Stockstill
David was in a mess. He had done a foolish thing when he tempted the Lord by counting his fighting men. God gave him three choices of judgment, and they all sounded bad! David wisely chose the option that involved God's mercy, for he said, "But let us fall into the hands of the Lord, for his mercy is great. Do not let me fall into human hands" (2 Samuel 24:14).
The man at the gate Beautiful looked at thousands of people every day as he begged for financial mercies. Peter addressed the man, saying, "Look at us!" (Acts 3:4). Peter wanted the lame man to look to the Lord for His mercy. The power of the name of Jesus healed the man, who joyfully jumped up, "walking, leaping, and praising God" (v. 8).
We may look to many men and various sources to help us through our problems, but eventually we must go to "the source of every mercy and the God who comforts us" (2 Corinthians 1:3). Are you in trouble? Don't take your eyes off God your Father, for "his mercy endureth for ever" (Psalm 118:1 KJV).