God’s mercy is relentless.
He does not expect us to be perfect. He expects us to make mistakes – and learn from those mistakes to improve ourselves, to become more like Him. When we talk about His mercy, what exactly does that mean? Many people in the church believe that we have to be perfect in every way in order to make it into Heaven. What if I told you that there is a God with enough mercy for any mistake you make? One that does not expect perfection, but accepts you for who you are, regardless of how broken you are? What if I told you that His mercy renews each and every day?
In today’s episode, I talk about God’s mercy – His relentless mercy for us regardless of our flaws.
“The mercy of God accepts you as you are. It is up to us to accept His help through the Holy Spirit.”
What is the Mercy of God?
- His mercy is so vast
- Psalm 86:5 – “For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you.”
- Everyone asks for His mercy through His son – Jesus Christ. God’s mercy has no quota, no limit. It is according to His good and gracious will.
- His mercy is so deep
- Peter 1:3 – “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to His great mercy, He has caused us to be born again to a living hope.”
- Remember: There is no sin too great.
- His mercy is so tender
- Luke 1:78 – “Because of the “Tender Mercy of our God”
- The mercy of God is like the power of a lion with it’s lion cub clenched in it’s mouth. Mercy is God’s power restrained as he gently carries his people to redemption.
- His mercy is so everlasting
- Psalm 104:17 – “But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him.”
- If you are afraid His mercy will run out, or is limited, then you do not fully understand His power, His mercy, His love.
When Christ created the church, it was for the broken, not the perfect. The church must admit our weaknesses. We are not a community of perfection, but a collection of brokenness.
My Challenge for You:
- Ask yourself “Have I shrunk my view of God’s mercy?”
- Write it down.
- Talk about it with someone else
- Memorize a verse about it.
More Resources Regarding God’s Mercy:
- Listen to my sermons at Grace Chapel
- Read Whiter Than Snow by Paul David Tripp
- Read “Recovering Redemption: A Gospel-Saturated Perspective on How to Change,” co-authored by Pastor Matt Chandler
Remember, we all fall short, but God’s mercy renews itself each and every day.
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