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God’s Endless Graciousness

Key Verse

“Hath God forgotten to be gracious? hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies?” (Psalm 77:9).

TEXT — Psalm 77:1-9


A story was told of a man who was kidnapped in a Nigerian village by some fearsome young men. The kidnappers took him, alongside others, to a shrine where they would all be killed and their body parts sold. On getting to the shrine, the medium asked the kidnappers to take the man away, warning them to be careful of the kind of people they brought to him. The young man was a believer and had a Bible in his bag.

The psalmist was in a precarious situation and consequently cried unto God for help night and day, refusing to be comforted. He was so troubled that he could not speak and he complained all day. He even went back to consider some of the things he had put aside and sang one of his old-time songs. His situation was serious, prompting him to question God’s graciousness. He wondered whether God had shut up His tender mercies forever or refused to be favourable any more. “Will the Lord cast off for ever? and will he be favourable no more?” (Verse 7).

At times, ugly situations happening around us may force us to ask several questions in our hearts. It could be death, hardship, oppression, job search or sack in the office. It could also be bad leadership, which is commonplace in several developing countries. No matter the situation, do not hesitate to seek the face of the Lord. Cry unto God like the psalmist. His grace is endless. He will hear and deliver you from all your troubles. God has not forgotten to be gracious, even if He shuts up His tender mercies due to your sins. He will attend to you if you repent and make your ways right with Him.

Thought for the day

No tight corner is too tight for God to deliver you.
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Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.


  1. God is so gracious.i received Christ as my Lord and savior more than 20 years now.thanks Deeperlife for the word that changed my life.i have seen God through tough situations.

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