For a few very hard years this word was my mantra.
The word means
-undismayed; not discouraged; not forced to abandon purpose or effort
-undiminished in courage or valor; not giving way to fear
But the truth is, I was often dismayed by everything that had taken place, and I did battle discouragement. I battled fear and doubts. I hurt and was angry, and sometimes "undaunted" sounded more like a mockery than a mantra, and I was determined to be real about all of it in these posts, thus the name, Undaunted Reality. More than that, though, I was determined to live undaunted, not because I'm so great or strong, but because my God is, and no matter what this world looks like, He is the only reality that matters.
I pray I live the reality of Him beautifully undaunted.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

In a post on my FB page, I said simply:

God's mercy is beautiful.

In truth, I expected several people to like it because we've all known times when God's mercy has protected us from pain. However, mercy does not always protect us from pain. It, in fact, can inflict it.

Mercy sometimes crushes our dreams.
It sometimes totally wrecks out comfortable lives.
It sometimes takes someone we love.

Sometimes in God's mercy, we are not the receivers. We are the witnesses.

I witnessed God's mercy when my mom's battle with cancer was short. I witnessed mercy...when people who suffered emotional and mental loss, who could not overcome the nightmares...or the crushed heart...were allowed to exit that pain early or quickly. Such mercy left many of us with sadness, but it was God's mercy, and it is beautiful.

1 comment:

  1. Sometimes, if you've made some very poor choices in life, mercy is getting what you deserve. It can be the starting point to changing your direction. (example: the drug user who winds up in jail and decides it's not worth doing drugs)