From Mess to Mercy

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning. (Lamentations 3:22-23)

Oh, what great comfort we can draw from God’s Word today! No matter how badly or how often we mess things up—I don’t know about you, but I mess things up a lot—His mercies are new every morning. And God always acts in mercy to His children—all of His children, and that includes you and me.

The grace and mercy of God are truly amazing. Every bit of God’s grace is undeserved. Every bit of it is unearned and unmerited. Every bit of it is simply a result of God’s loving and gracious nature, which predisposes Him to pour out His mercy on you—not just daily, but moment by moment. And if we are honest with ourselves, we would readily admit that we need His mercy every moment of every day.

Think about the last time you really messed things up. Perhaps it was something you said or something you did, whether it was in your personal or professional life. Was not God merciful to you in the middle of your mess? Of course He was! He loved you just as much after you messed things up as He did before. Because you are in Christ, you are absolutely and eternally loved. You cannot make God love you any more and you cannot cause Him to love you any less. He loves you as He loves His precious Son, Jesus.

Regardless of the messes we make, our God never reacts to us in anger; He simply showers His mercy on us again. And that is because we have been covered by the blood of the Lamb of God, who has taken away our every sin—past, present, and still to come. How else could God respond to us when we are clothed in the rich robes of the righteousness of Christ?

Let me leave you today with a reminder of this wonderful truth:

When the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, 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. (Titus 3:4-5).

God’s mercy toward us is new every morning, and we can be sure of that because His mercy is not based on anything we do, but flows solely from His kindness, love, and mercy toward us. You have His Word on that!This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!

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