(Meditating on Psalm 67)

May God be merciful and bless us.
May his face smile with favor on us. 
(Psalm 67:1 NLT)

Today I want to talk about mercy. If there is only one word that I remember God for, it is mercy. I adhere mercy to Him. He Himself is mercy.

There is not a day that I don’t think about His mercy. Every triumph, simple or glorious – I thank Him for His mercy. And every struggle, I hope for His mercy. Most people would rather remember Him for His grace. It was written somewhere: All is grace. And indeed it’s true. For haven’t we been saved by grace? But I’m more likely to use mercy. For considering my fragile health, I live by His mercy every single day.

Divine mercy encompasses God’s love and grace. Because of His great mercy upon His fallen creation, He extended His abundant grace toward them, making a way to save them from their sins. This is how He shows and proves His amazing love to them. It is by his great mercy that we have been born again (1 Pet. 1:3 NLT).

Between my dark and sinful past and my life in Christ now is an ocean of God’s mercy. Its width can never be measured and its depth can never be fathomed; the old and the new never meeting, like the immeasurable space between heaven and hell. That’s how He has saved me.

His mercy flows continually. Going in and out of great suffering, I have come to know the depths of His mercy and how it endures. In the eye of the storm, one’s soul wouldn’t cry any other but, “Have mercy, O God! Please be merciful unto me!” Yes, one would knock hard upon God’s mercy. He is mercy.

And He raised me up from the bed of languishing so I may praise Him. I praise Him, never forgetting His past mercies. This is how I remain humbled and surrendered to Him, with heart overflowing with gratitude. And herein is His grace.

Let the peoples praise You, O God;
Let all the peoples praise You.
Oh, let the nations be glad and sing for joy! 
(Psalm 67:3-4)

I share with you this testimony of a sister in Christ that I wrote in Minister of Mercy: Touched His Garment. I pray you’ll be blessed!

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6 comments on “Mercy

  1. Have been reading and re-reading Jesus’ sermon on the mount, trying to soak in the depth of God’s mercy as He taught us to apply it to others. It is endless and I feel so incapable.

    • RinaPeru says:

      Very true, Mrs. P., by ourselves we are incapable. Only by His grace and Spirit that works in and through us, that we can extend mercy toward others as He does to us. We need therefore to adhere to Him.

  2. Cynthia Swenson says:

    I’ve loved reading through your last few posts Rina! You bless me through your words! Grace & mercy sound similar to me & I’m not sure of the difference but they both make me think of this huge indescribable love that God has for us! Love & prayers, in Jesus, Cynthia

    • RinaPeru says:

      Oh yes, Cynthia, grace and mercy are both inherent with our loving God. He is both Grace and Mercy. And we’ve received, tasted and seen His grace and mercy in our lives. I see it like this:

      He begins to give mercy and its abundant overflow I call grace :). And you’re right in saying that these are all part and parcel of His boundless, everlasting love!

  3. Pamela says:

    I love that phrase, “All is grace.” Where would I be without it?

  4. Charlotte says:

    Grace and mercy. How we need them both.

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