(Genesis 24:7, 27; Exodus 20:6; Exodus 33:19; Numbers 14:18-24; 2 Samuel 7:15, Psalms 119:124)
No one knows the depth of God’s mercy but we know it’s power. As the heaven is higher than the earth, so is God’s mercy over us (Psalms 103:11). The Lord shows mercy to whoever He desires to show mercy to and His mercy is upon all (Psalms 119:64). Only that this mercy is presents in different degrees. His word says He shows His mercy to those He love and fundamentally, John 3:16 says, “for God so loves the world that He gave His only begotten Son… “. For this reason some levels of His mercy is still over all His creation.
God mercy silents accusers because it prevails before judgement. Jesus says in Matthew 9:13 and Matthew 12:7 that, “But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance” . “But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless.”
There are people going through time of unfavorable experiences, which could have been overcome if they know and believe in the power of God’s mercy. At times, it is the will of our Father to pass through certain experiences, yet He desires that we ask for mercy. By this, He can take such experiences away from us or make it bearable for our body of flesh. Are you passing through times of undesirable experiences? Ask for God’s mercy. Even, if it is God’s will for you to pass through such, (many reasons that justifies this may remain unknown to us unless God discloses them to us) by His mercy He will make it bearable for you. And no one knows if anything is God’s will until God says so. Do not assume that it is so, until He says it is; just as He told Paul (2 Corinthians 12:7-10). So, if it is His will for us to pass through it, by His mercy, sufficient grace that will make it bearable can be granted as we pray for it. However, if it is not His will, then pray for mercy that is able to take such undesirable experiences away from your life. Undesirable experiences that make many to commit suicide, God’s mercy can remove them if they come to God wholeheartedly.
2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
Anybody and everybody can ask for mercy because whoever ask for it genuinely shall receive it.
There two ways by which we can enjoy the great power of God’s mercy:
1) Remaining in His love
2) Praying for His mercy.
Another point here is, even though we are in certain level of God’s mercy, it is God desire that we pray for more. Every stage in life requires different level of the manifestation of God’s mercy. If one experiences new glory in life, it is helpful for the person to seek God’s face for the level of mercy that will see one through the new glory. This many do not do, until the blessings for the position starts becoming unbearable burdens to them. God’s blessings is not meant to be burdens or object of confusion and backsliding if we ask for God’s mercy that can see us through it. Mercy cannot be too much but may not be enough. How do we know, if it is enough? I think, we should not be concerned about this instead continue asking for more because no human knows when mercy is enough. Only God knows.
In this way God’s mercy manifested in Abraham’s life, Moses life, Israel’s life and David’s life. Consequently, God’s mercy became their testimonies. I pray that the testimony of God’s mercy will continue be yours in Jesus name.
A word of caution: do not abuse God’s mercy, doing so compels Him to remove His mercy!
1) Lord Jesus, I thank You for Your great mercy in my live and home.
2) Lord, forgive me for taking Your mercy in my life for granted, in Jesus name.
3) Lord, I come to the mercy seat through Calvary where Your blood was shed, take me into Your covenant of mercy, in Jesus name.
4) Grant me, O Lord mercy for the new journey and let be under Your open heaven of mercy, in Jesus name.
5) Lord, release Your great mercy into my work, in Jesus name.