40 Days of Amazing Love – A love letter from God -Day 5
David said to Gad, “I am in deep distress. Let us fall into the hands of the LORD, for his mercy is great; but do not let me fall into human hands.”
(2 Samuel 24:14)
You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you.
He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit,
Have you ever felt slighted by someone and thought you had the right to punish that person?
Have you ever wanted God to deal harshly with someone who has fallen short of his glory?
Are you distressed because you know that God is disappointed with your actions?
God is not surprised when we fall short of his glory.
We cannot save ourselves or anyone else.
We are saved by God’s mercy.
According to Dictionary.com, “Mercy is defined as “compassion or forgiveness shown toward someone whom it is within one's power to punish or harm.”
Even King David knew that it’s better to fall in the hands of the living God than into the hands of man.
Why is that? Sometimes people can be harsh with us when we fall short of God’s glory. David understood the heart of God who is a merciful and loving God who knows we are but mere flesh. David was a wise man because he preferred God’s correction over man’s correction.
The truth is God knows that we have fallen short of his glory. We are not perfect.
That’s why his love abounds to all those who call upon him.
That’s why we are saved through Jesus Christ.
We are renewed by the Holy Spirit.
When we cling to God and cry out for his mercy, He shows up every time. God’s mercy is for us even when we do not deserve it.
Hey, God loves you!
Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. (Luke 6:36)
Are you willing to forgive yourself?
Are you willing to be merciful (loving) toward others when they have offended you?
Are you willing to be merciful (loving) toward others when they have fallen short of God’s glory?
Take a moment and have a conversation with the Father. Ask the Holy Spirit to lead you as you open your heart to God.
Thank God for having mercy on your soul.
Ask the Holy Spirit to renew your heart so that you will have compassion and forgiveness towards others, just as the Father has been merciful (loving) with you.
~inspiring hope and seasoning faith, Pastor Sean and Dr. Regina M. Daigre