Boundless Mercy

“Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not”. The mercy of God is not a right nor a privilege. We don’t deserve it neither are we qualified for it. If it is merited, then it is not mercy. “I will have mercy on whomever I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whomever I will have compassion” (Romans 9:15). but it is of the Lord's mercy that we are not consumed

Lamentations 3 vs. 22 (NKJV)

“Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not”.

The mercy of God is not a right nor a privilege. We don’t deserve it neither are we qualified for it. If it is merited, then it is not mercy. “I will have mercy on whomever I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whomever I will have compassion” (Romans 9:15).

Many times, we find ourselves in certain situations that we cannot explain how we got there, and it becomes even more difficult to come out of such situations.

If you cast your mind back, you will remember that you had found yourself in some terrible situations that should have consumed you, but through the Lord’s mercies, you were not consumed’.

Do you remember when you lost that job? You might had felt like the end has come. There seemed to be no hope in sight, but God showed up. Today, you are better off. Through the Lord’s mercies, you were not consumed’.

How about that awful sickness that came; consumed your finances, leaving doctors and nurses confused, making you helpless and hopeless. You scaled through somehow. Through the Lord’s mercies, you were not consumed’.

Unknown to you, some set of people conspired against you. They lied that you are who you are not and that you did what you didn’t. These lies were said to tarnish your image and dent your reputation. Through the Lord’s mercies, you were not consumed’.

The night is a time for unseen battles and victories in the Spirit realm. The forces of darkness hovered over your soul to destroy your life, but He that never sleeps, nor slumbers set a wall of fire round about you. Amidst the storm, you slept and woke up like a baby. Through the Lord’s mercies, you were not consumed’.

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You were once a sinner, you had committed so many terrible sins that made people ashamed to be identified with you. Many times, the rod of the law should had sent you to jail or perhaps the wrath of God should had struck you dead. Somehow, you met Jesus. Your sins were pardoned, and your life was transformed. Through the Lord’s mercies, you were not consumed’.  

The list is endless. There are many times that we had gotten to our wit end, but the mercies of God caught us, bent us and mended us.

The mercy of God is not a license for carelessness; rather, it’s a reason for gratitude and repentance where need be. The psalmist prayed in Psalm 51:1; “Have mercy upon me O God, according to thy lovingkindness, according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions”. What a prayer that was, God is always willing and ready to answer such prayers.

As you examine your life today; remember those moments you had been helpless, and God showed you mercy. Thank Him for those special moments.

Are you in a difficult situation right now? Are you helpless and hopeless? Cry out to God for mercy and His mercies will locate you at the point of your need.

Shalom.

by Ndubuisi Paul Okafor

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40 thoughts on “Boundless Mercy”

  1. This is so reassuring. God’s mercies and promises keep us covered in so many situations. Thank you for this verse. I had not seen it in the past or thought of it in this context.

  2. I am so grateful that we serve a merciful God! We truly do not deserve any of it and yet He is continually gracious and merciful. Thank you for your solid Biblical reminder for us to allow God to use this to convict us and draw us closer to Him.

  3. I will never look at this Scripture the same way again. Thank you. I’m so grateful that because of the Lord’s mercies, I was not consumed in: sickness, sin, job lost, wrongly accused, and so on.

  4. One of my all-time favorite verses. I love how you call us to remember specific times when God did not let us be consumed. I know for me, I went through infertility for a period of time, and it felt excruciating and so long. But to look back on it, God held my hand and walked me through it, and truly let everything happen at the appointed time. Thanks for the reminder to keep looking for moments like this!

  5. I love this verse, “Have mercy upon me O God, according to thy lovingkindness, according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions”. As you share, because God is so faithful and full of grace and mercy, all we need to do is keep turning to him, confessing and repenting, and he generously gives us grace and renewal.

  6. This is a wonderful verse that has somehow got past me in my study of the Bible. The use of the word “consume” really captures how we can feel in an overwhelming situation. Those situations do not have to consumer us!

  7. Yeah, this really hit me! Through the Lord’s mercies I have not been consumed. Indeed I am a product of mercy!

    Thank you for this pleasant reminder! I needed to hear this.

  8. I almost wanted to start doing a devotional for people in recovery on Lamentations. What inspiring and thoughtful words you’ve shared.

    How many times have I come to the end of my situations and felt completely consumed – only to come face to face with God’s sovereign grace and mercy. Gentle reminders, humbling experiences. Moving toward growth by righteous discipline.

    I love how you summed it up with this thought: “As you examine your life today; remember those moments you had been helpless, and God showed you mercy. Thank Him for those special moments.” As Christians, we ought to be examining our lives daily. Even in the most trying times.

  9. I really loved this… The list is endless. There are many times that we had gotten to our wit end, but the mercies of God caught us, bent us and mended us. The mercies of God is truly powerful! And even in the darkest of times, when we hold onto Him, His sovereignty promises to take care of us!

  10. Beautifully written and great explanation of how God’s grace and mercy surround us each and every day. He is always with us, just a cry or breath away. Thanks for sharing this and May we always feel Him near.

  11. I love the title boundless mercy, because I feel it is needed every day. Such a great post. I like the line, “the mercy of God is not a right or a privilege” and how you point it back to gratitude.

  12. And his mercies are new every morning. Great is his faithfulness! What stood out most to me in this post is how God cares for us and protects us during the spiritual battles that we’re sometimes oblivious of.

  13. This is so beautiful. God’s mercy and grace being new every morning is our Scripture Verse behind our blog “Fresh Grace for Today.” Love this beautiful post. Thank you sweet sister … ❤

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