Worship Wednesday is a regular feature on Leveraging Life where I share with you a song and a video. This may be something familiar to you or something entirely new. When possible I will provide the story behind the song so you learn more about the message and what inspired the artist to create this song of worship. My hope is the song and the story behind it leads to or deepens your relationship with God. You can view all the previous Worship Wednesday selections by clicking here.
For most of us we have our own “when mercy found me” story, and if we do we can certainly identify with this great song by the Rhett Walker Band.
Living a life that serves only our needs, a life where we feel the need to be in control, a life where we are reckless in our actions, a life where we are unaffected by the outcomes of our poor decisions.
The brokenness which results from a life lived only for ourselves, apart from God, places us in the position for God’s mercy to redeem our lives for His Glory, if we surrender. This is the place where our weakness becomes strength and a foundation is built…built around a relationship with your Heavenly Father and His Son our Savior.
I normally try to share a live version of the song, but for When Mercy Found Me, I featured a video with the lyrics because they are so powerful. Give it a listen and pay attention to the lyrics.
I can’t count the broken roads I’ve been down, but all I know
Something had to give, something had to give
‘Cause living my life so wild and free, finally caught up
Oh it left me broken, left me hopeless
But that’s where I met Jesus
In one moment everything changed
Who I was got washed away
When mercy found me
My Savior’s arms were open wide
And I felt love for the very first time
When mercy found me
Here Is The Story Behind The Song
So when did mercy find you?
For me it was when I found myself in a nursing home alone and broken, physically, financially, and spiritually. I realized the circumstances put me in that place which led to the closing of my business, were the result of poor decisions I had made a part from God. It was in this place, a nursing home, I found a God of mercy and a God of grace, all of which led to me to seek a growing personal relationship with His Son and my Savior Jesus Christ!
I would love for you to share your story of when Mercy found you!
trusting God period!
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