Have you really understood what power the words “Grace” and “Mercy” represent? Most people don’t really know the true definition of those words. Grace means we are given what we don’t deserve. Mercy suggests we are spared what we deserve. Both of these refer to God’s favor toward us…favor we don’t have to earn. God loves us so much, that He gives us these two powerful gifts on a daily basis. Many times we don’t even acknowledge His help…we pass it off as “luck”. Nothing is simply by chance or worldly nature. Every time you have been relieved of a negative circumstance in your life, it is because God gives you His Grace and Mercy. He is always there…freely giving…as long as we don’t begin putting up the road blocks in His way. We are the key to unlocking ALL of what God has to offer us. All we have to do is open our hearts…ask God to take control…and trust Him to lead us forward.
As you know, we consider blessed those that have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverence and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy. JAMES 5:11
Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one misses the Grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many. HEBREWS 12:14-15
God is with us.