‘Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not’. – Lamentations 3:22
The worst thing that can happen to a person is to be cut off from the mercy of God.
Here are 3 important things we have been enjoying because the mercy of God has been flowing into our lives:
1. We have not been consumed by the fire of trials and challenges of life.
Think of every trial, every pain, loss, disappointment, delay, every family, health, financial, emotional or spiritual challenge you have gone through. You didn’t die in the problem, you weren’t consumed by that problem because of the mercy of God. But for God’s mercy, afflictions of life would have finished and ruined us.
2. We have not been consumed by the plans of the evil one for our lives.
The enemy has come against us in different ways, he has tried different things to cut short our lives, but hasn’t succeeded because of the mercies of God. God’s mercy is a protection shield from enemy attacks and evil darts. But for God’s mercy, we would have been trampled down by the forces of darkness.
3. We have not been consumed by the fire of God’s anger.
Even when we have sinned, fallen and gone astray, God has looked upon us with mercy, forgiven us and extended His gracious hand of mercy to us. God doesn’t deal with us according to the multitude of our sins, He doesn’t give us the harsh treatment our sins deserve. But for God’s mercy, we would have been swept away by the heat of God’s anger.
It is a dangerous thing to be cut off from God’s mercy. It is the mercy of God that keeps us from being consumed. This is why we should always be grateful and thankful to God for His mercies to us each new morning, each day of our lives. We must never take God’s mercy for granted. We must pray that the mercy of God never dries up or run out in our lives; we must pray for God’s mercy to continue to abide with us.
Lord, please don’t ever cut me, my family and loved ones from your mercy. Let Your tender mercies continue to cover us and speak for us.
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