Have you ever let someone down? I know I have. In fact, what bothers me even more than other people letting me down is when I do something that lets other people down.
When people wound us we cry out, "how could they - I want justice!" When we wound we plead, "have mercy on me - I am only human!"
Justice. Mercy. Two sides of the proverbial coin.
What do you need today? Justice or Mercy?
I suspect in God's mind that He keeps a close watch on the justice we hand out, and how we do it. Whether we are quick to forgive or not.
And then when we need mercy, he is more than ready and able and willing to help arrange circumstances and people to give mercy to us in our time of need.
And let me tell you this....If you have to choose between the two today - choose mercy. For as the scriptures teach us: "Mercy always triumphs over judgment."