THANK YOU FOR YOUR MERCY
There are times in life we have either been a victim or a perpetrator of wrong doing. Whichever side of the coin that you were on, neither feels good and ultimately can leave you making statements like, “I’ll get him for that” and “I hope they get what they deserve.”
While it may be challenging for some to dismantle positions of wanting people to get harsh or ill treatment in return, we must know that God is a merciful God. Eph. 2:4 tells us that his love for mankind is so great, that he is rich in mercy. I love this because it means that even though he knows about the wrong done, He doesn’t always issue the punishment we deserve. As one translation says, “He embraces us” just as we are and makes us come alive in Him.
You don’t have to live in the prison of guilt, sin, and “due punishment” thinking, no matter how many times a wrong has been committed. Ask the Lord for forgiveness and then receive his vast amount of love and life! He blocked that due punishment! Despite the petitions of others wanting to see you dealt with accordingly, God SHUT IT DOWN! Be free and move forward in your calling with a guilty-free conscience. Today is a new day that holds new mercies! So with that being said; just as God has extended to you his mercy, you too can bestow that same God-kind of love and mercy to others as well! If you need help in this department, just ask! He’s waiting.
~ Dr. Amichia