Yet in Your manifold mercies You did not forsake them in the wilderness. The pillar of the cloud did not depart from them by day, To lead them on the road; Nor the pillar of fire by night, To show them light, And the way they should go. – Nehemiah 9:19
God never cast Israel away in spite of her persistence in sin and disobedience. He demonstrated His mercy amongst them by giving them protection and direction. This happened in the era of the Law (old covenant), when men were judged based on their actions; yet, God proved even then, that He is slow to anger and rich in mercies.
Fast forward to today, to the new covenant with God through the the blood of Jesus – you hear God say, “I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.” (Hebrews 8:12). So, it doesn’t matter how low you have sunken, or how far away from God you are, His mercy is available to you, if you will only reach out and receive it.
The devil would want you to live in regret, fear, shame and self pity because of your failures, instead of opening up to accept God’s mercy and be restored. However, you don’t have to stay away from God another day, because you failed Him. He loves you unconditionally.
God’s abundant grace and mercy does not mean God wants you to be a slave to sin because it will destroy you. He wants you to yield to His Spirit’s leading, to help you live a life fully pleasing to God.
Yield to God’s Spirit today, that He might teach you how to live godly!
Lamentations 3:22-23, Ephesians 2:1-9 & Titus 2:11-14.
* Boldly come to the throne of grace and receive mercy for every short coming.
* Ask the Spirit of God to lead you to the best pathways for your life.
* Thank God for His steadfast love that is renewed for you today.