Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life;
And I will dwell[a] in the house of the Lord Forever.
Pssst…..You’re being followed. And I’m being followed too!
Yes! Followed, by the One True God. The goodness and mercy of the most high literally follow the followers of Christ. I may not feel it or see it, but I choose to know it and have come to expect it. I literally expect the goodness and mercy of the Lord to be right behind me , backing me up ….following me. Following me through the troubles, following me when I’m lonely, following me when I’ve messed up, Like the trust fall…whenever I need to fall into the arms of mercy I just let go and relax and know that goodness and mercy will never let me down. It seems to me that some Christians expect just the opposite to be following them. It seems that they live life trying to stay one step ahead of judgement. Always expecting the worst, and trying their best to stay a step ahead of problems. When I believe that goodness and mercy follow me, my pace slows, I relax in the knowledge that I’m never alone, and God “has my back”. This passage of scripture, comes from the 23rd Psalm…one of the most well-known in the whole bible and it begins with “The Lord is my Shepherd” Basically the Lord leads me, and at the same time has my back. Mercy and goodness, not harshness and judgement, are following me everywhere I go.
Surely goodness and mercy will follow me. all the days of my life;
And I will dwell[a] in the house of the Lord
Forever. Psalm 23:6