Sometimes I am afraid to seek God's mercy, because I know it can be quite painful. God is for the good of his people, but sometimes what we need is not what we want. Too often the potential fear that his mercy will be severe in the short term keeps me from seeking it out. But God is also tender, and loving, and kind. He cares more for us than we c ups ever understand. He has tender mercy on his people. Are there things holding you back from seeking God's mercy today?