As the shepherd lay each night at the door of the sheep fold, he looked back over the day and gave thanks that the Lord had blessed them with goodness and mercy. As an old man, David looked back over his long life and came to the same conclusion.
In spite of his sins and failures, he had been followed by goodness and mercy.
The things that perplex and disturb us today will all be clear when we get to heaven. Although times in our lives might seem hopeless, we must remain faithful and hold on the promises of God. Then we will look back and see “only goodness and mercy.”
Psalm 23:6 “Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.”