How great is our God! His mercy makes me stand in awe

Featuring Dennis Jernigan Posted on January 29, 2010

"...How great is our God! His mercy makes me stand in awe..."

What is mercy? According to the Encarta® World English Dictionary, mercy is ‘kindness or forgiveness shown to an offender'. We all know sin separates us from God...one little sin! And if we were all honest, our sin would disgust most people. Sin is not just the things...we can sin in thought and in attitude as well...and that should make us all cringe. My sin left me wondering not only if God could love me, but if He even LIKED me. When I realized I do not get to decide if God loves me, my heart was set free. My choice is to believe He loves me - to take Him at His Word. His very nature is love and that love is holy - perfect. My choice in any given situation is to either embrace His love and let go of the enemy's lies OR reject His love and cling to the lies. Yes, my sin made me unworthy and I did deserve death and hell...but He loved me and had mercy on me! Hallelujah!

Meditate today on how God has shown you mercy in your own life.
HEAR me when I call, O God of my righteousness!
You have relieved me in my distress;
Have mercy on me, and hear my prayer.

Psalm 4:1 NKJV