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Trust God’s mercy.
People think God can’t forgive them because whatever sin they’ve committed is too big. If you are genuinely sorry for your misdeed and ask God for mercy, He forgives. God understands our human nature better than we do.
“I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.” (Romans 7:15 NIV)
Like a horse to water, some things are inevitable. Battling our sinful nature is one of them. Struggling against the temptations of life is never-ending. Lately, God is working on my language. Recently, my opportunities to say the wrong thing seem constant. Watching the words that come out of my mouth requires effort. Sometimes, I put my hand over my mouth to keep myself from rising to the bait.
Sometimes I fail miserably, damaging relationships. When those times happen, I trust God’s mercy, not only for myself but the situation. My faith gives me hope God will repair the damage and restore the connection because of His love and compassion.
God’s power, not ours.
Trusting God’s mercy means relying on His power. When we require grace, we can’t provide it for ourselves. We must trust God will provide the compassion we need. What we’re unable to do for ourselves, God does for us. And that should bring you relief.
God rights our wrongs. He fixes our messes. Align your heart with His. Check the motives of your actions. God looks at our reasons, not our blunders. If we’re doing something with the right intentions, God honors our efforts. Because He knows us intimately, God knows what we truly need: His love and mercy.
Believe today in God’s mercy for yourself. Forgive yourself, knowing God already has. Feel joy at the freedom which comes from God’s unconditional love. Nothing you do can separate you from God’s love. Breath a sigh of relief today. Rest in God’s love and mercy, knowing they never end.
Lord, thank You for Your unending love and mercy for us. Forgive us for our unbelief. As we move through our day, help us believe from the bottom of our soul in Your mercy. Create in us a new heart, overflowing with Your grace and mercy. Let us share the gift You’ve given us with everyone we meet. IJNIP. Amen
Question for reflection
What do you think God can’t forgive you for today?