But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. Ephesians 2:4,5 NIV
The Bible has a lot to say about God, about His Nature and His personality. He is described as a holy God who is perfect, an all powerful God who can do anything, an ever present unchanging God who always has been and always will be, a God of wisdom and unlimited knowledge. Yet none of these defining characteristics moves the heart and stirs the soul any more than the fact that God is merciful. In fact some of the other qualities of God are kind of intimidating.
King David of the Bible who wrote a song describing God in all His many wonders said above all the things that are so great about God nothing compares to His mercy.
O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: because his mercy endures for ever. Psalms 118:1 KJV
David had made some big mistakes in his life and had needed mercy. Maybe you feel the same way. I want you to know the God who showed mercy to King David will show mercy to you.
If there is anything you need to know about God it is this; no matter who you are or what you have done or not done in your life, He loves you and He will always have mercy on you.
Mercy for your past and the mistakes you and I have made.
Mercy for your present condition and what you are facing right now. Mercy for the unseen road ahead in your life.
Take a chance, what do you have to lose, let God show you just how much he loves you and how deep His mercy runs.
What should I do?
Thats the question your heart may be asking. So here is what you can do to experience Gods mercy in your life TODAY!
Be open and honest with Him. Speak to Him like you would speak to your dearest friend. Share with Him your deepest fears and darkest secrets and ask Him for His mercy and forgiveness. The Bible says if you do that He will immediately and without reservation show you mercy.
If we admit our sins—make a clean breast of them—he won’t let us down; he’ll be true to himself. He’ll forgive our sins and purge us of all wrongdoing.
1 John 1:9 MSG
Do it today! God is waiting on you longing to give you MERCY!