Sunday Sermon: Journey with the Shepherd: Followed by Grace and Mercy / by Donna Olivia Owusu-Ansah

My second point it that with goodness and mercy following behind us, it means we will never lose our way. Sometimes in life, it feels as though we are losing our way. We have sudden interruptions. We face unforeseen obstacles. We encounter detours and aren’t sure how we’re going to get back on track. We come against tests and trials. Accidents. Loss of employment. Health challenges. Death of loved ones. Even continuing to function as a church without a pastor. With grace and mercy following us, even if we face interruptions, obstacles, detours, tests and trials, we will will never lose our way.

How do I know this?
The Bible teaches that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

And I know this because David said, “and I will dwell…” The operative word being WILL. There is a certainty to his words. He was resolved in his heart. David had an assurance that with grace and mercy on his tail that he was sure never to lose his way.

With grace and mercy behind us, interruptions lead to insight.
With grace and mercy behind us, obstacles become opportunities.
With grace and mercy behind us, detours turn into new directions.
With grace and mercy behind us, tests will become testimonies of our faith and trust in God.
— Reverend Donna Owusu-Ansah

Journey with the Shepherd: Followed by Grace and Mercy

Reverend Donna Olivia Owusu-Ansah

July 29, 2018

Preached at Wanaque Reformed Church, Wanaque, NJ