Mercy Is The Missing Piece

 

 

 

 

Mercy Is The Missing Piece

by Olga Hermans

 

I don’t think I am wrong when I say that most of us desire to receive more from the Lord than we have in the past. Maybe you are thinking that because you have made so many mistakes and you have done so many wrong things that blessings will never come to you as it does to other people.

Let’s talk about that today, because you might have to wake up to the mercy of God in a brand-new way. Lam 3:22-23 says: The faithful love of the LORD never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is His faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each morning.

One way to receive more from God is by getting a deeper revelation of the mercy of God. To receive something from God, we must have faith. We all know that! We must believe that God has the ability to do what we ask for; we must believe that He is willing to do it. We have confidence in Him that He is a good God and that He is all that we read about in the Bible.

We must know that He is always the same. So there is not a day that He is moody or that He wants to bully us or not act according to His word, right? He is what He says He is and He is a God of His Word; what He says is always yes and amen to us.

This tells us that it comes down to us; we are the ones who have problems believing and maybe even a more difficult time to receive. If you doubt His willingness, you won’t be able to receive from Him. Or if you think He is angry, critical, or judgmental, you won’t be confident that He desires to bless you abundantly.

Even though you know that He has provided for all your needs, because everybody says that and you have heard this message preached over and over again. But the fact is that the blessings are still not coming your way.

You keep thinking why this is and why are others more blessed than I am? You need to realize how amazingly merciful and kind He is; then it is easy to reach out and receive from Him. It is easy when we realize how much He loves us, how much He cares for us and how much He wants to bless us despite of us. 

Always remember He is a good God and His mercies are new every morning. EVERY MORNING, His mercies are new and are there for us to receive. Psalm 103 makes it very clear to us that every miracle that was ever done, was done because of His mercy and love. God is merciful in all His acts and all His ways.

My pastor has been preaching about the acts and the ways of God for some time now; the acts of God refer to all the supernatural miracles that God has done for His people: things like the deliverance out of Egypt, the parting of the Red Sea, the cloud by day and the fire by night and the many great victories He gave the Israelites when they entered the promised land.

The ways of God are the reasons He did those things. Psalm 103:8 tells us that those reasons are very simple. He did them because He “….is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in mercy…”

God has a father’s heart, and He pities His children, so the Lord pities those who fear” Psalm 103:13 I like that because that lets us know that God covers us with His tender love and concern for all our needs the same as our parents. We should see Him this way, wanting to give us everything He has to give.

I want everything that He has for me, what about you? I don’t want to let anything go to waste; Jesus died on the cross for all our needs, so that makes us responsible to receive everything.

Aren’t you glad that God isn’t standing behind a door with a big stick ready to whack us for something we did wrong? NO!! He is bending over us with great joy and love and excitement because we are His children.

He is putting His arms around you and me and is filled with mercy and compassion, always wanting to forgive us. He desires to help us and pour out His blessings over us. Why? Because that is who He is; that is His very nature.

Many people don’t understand that about God. Religion has given them the impression that He actually enjoys punishing the wicked and disobedient, but the Bible doesn’t say that. Ez.33:11 “God takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked for death is strange to His nature.”

You have to start believing that God delights in extending His mercy to you. The entire ministry of Jesus was all about Him giving mercy to people around Him; He demonstrated His mercy everywhere He went. Jesus talked to every person who came to Him and He always told them that He was willing to heal them or to forgive them. He always let them know how much He loved them.

He is continually moved with compassion toward people. He is always willing and desiring to have mercy on you and me. I believe that we should read through the Bible f or the only purpose to see for ourselves with a fresh eye all the merciful acts and ways of the Lord. That would give us such a great revelation of God’s mercy.

I am convinced that a greater revelation of divine mercy will open a door for the blessings of God into our lives. Start meditating on the mercy of the Lord and let the Holy Spirit reveal it to you in a greater measure; your life will be forever transformed.

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Comments

  1. Charles Allen says:

    Thank you for this messeage Olga God knows what a person needs at the right time and your blessed for god to have giveing that gift to you to help people,I know my season has arrived in my life now i whait any monment for him to act on my behalf.threw my study of what you wright and the sprit i know a100%sure it’s my time so keep writeing Ill keep reading and we both will be blessed.Charles

  2. Mercy is so precious. Just one Word from Him is pure mercy and grace – such Love! I love to see mercy in other people, too – it brings such joy. I believe mercy changes the atmosphere around us. Thank you for painting this portrait of our Father, Olga. We can never see this side of Him too many times. His mercies are new each day!

  3. Such compassion and love in this article Olga. You are a great reflection of the love that God has for each of us. I, like you, don’t want to let any of His blessings go to waste. So thankful that God places special friends in our lives like you to encourage and share just what a loving God we have and what is possible when we have faith. Thank you!

  4. Great insights Olga 🙂 Thanks for sharing your wisdom!

  5. Beautiful post! We need more revelation of the Father’s mercy which He demonstrated through His Son. This gives us more confidence and freedom to be what God has called us to be without guilt and condemnation. Thanks for writing this post, Olga!

  6. Beautiful post, Olga. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts about mercy!

  7. GOD is always by our side, no matter what we’re going through. More often than not, we may miss the signs along the way.

  8. Natasha blinger says:

    I love the fact that God is a merciful God and that he loves us unconditionally. I am so amazed at everything that he wants to do in my life and in the life of everybody around me. So thankful that he saved me and that I will live with him forever in heaven. Thank for the awesome post.

  9. I love this image Olga — “Aren’t you glad that God isn’t standing behind a door with a big stick ready to whack us for something we did wrong?” People who talk about a vengeful and punishing God have always troubled me. I enjoyed reading your positive characterizations, thanks.

    • I am so pleased that you say that Jennifer; God is a good God and He wants us to experience Him as a loving Father who us to restores us back to Him. Bad and good can not live together and certainly not in God!!

  10. It is so funny today I felt for a bit that God didn’t hear my prayers, I need a prayer answered soon but as I read your email I know God is such a great God and He loves us more than we can understand. I also know that God doesn’t cause anything bad. Nothing is His fault. We all need to receive from God. He died for us and on the cross He did it all. The Bible says it was all finished. Our healing, prosperity, salvation for a loved one and everything we will ever need. I truly love God with all my being and I Thank and Praise Him for all He has done for me and will do. The cross was enough but He had so much more for us. My life is His and I will follow His leading forever. I choose life. Psalm 103:1 and Exod. 15:26 is how we get our blessing and the new testiment commandment is to love God and no other Gods before Him. And to love our neightbors as ourselves. If we do these we will never want to do all the old testiment commandments. I praise His Holy name.

  11. The above post I meant to say if we do the two new Testament commandments we will never want to disobey the Old Testaments commandments. Sorry I wrote it wrong. Marsha

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