God's mercy toward me is not the result of anything I feel or do. It totally depends on God. It depends on His sovereign choice of me to be his adopted child. I can take no credit, nor receive any of the acclaim. I am humbled that the God of the universe would choose me.
King David expressed it well when he prayed, “Who am I, O Lord God, and what is my family, that you have brought me this far? And now, O God, in addition to everything else, you speak of giving me a lasting dynasty! You speak as though I were someone very great, O Lord God! What more can I say about the way you have honored me? You know what I am really like. For my sake, O Lord, and according to your will, you have done all these great things and have made them known." (1 Chronicles 17:16-19 NLT)