and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.
It does not, therefore, depend on human desire or effort, but on God’s mercy."
"There is no merit in his anxiety, and prayers, and agony, on account of which God would forgive him; but he is still dependent on the mere mercy of God to save or destroy him at his will." Pray. Agonize. Weep. Strive. No our efforts. We are all dependent on His Sovereign Mercy to be saved or live lost.
Not about how hard we run. "That is not owing to the will or works of men, to the desires, inclinations, and affections of their minds, or to the actions of their lives; these are not the motives, conditions, or causes of this act." We are under His Mercy.
DEAR GOD, HAVE MERCY ON US ALL IN OUR 10,000 MOMENTS OF FINDING YOU IN THE MIDST OF OUR DAILY LIVES. We are all being sanctified by your grace, have mercy, have mercy, have mercy.