The month of May will stand for mercy. Mercy is a word that fits this month. In this month we have Mother’s Day. The second Sunday in May is to show our appreciation for their sacrifices. They will receive candies, cards and flowers. Some mothers will go out for dinner or a nice home-cooked meal by their kids. This is done because our mothers have a sometime or another show mercy when it was not warranted. They could have punished us for talking back, not obeying the house rule but they didn’t. They showed us mercy. This is the same way God shows mercy towards us daily.
The word mercy meaning is compassion or forgiveness shown toward someone whom it is within one’s power to punish or harm. God shows his mercy daily. I can’t think of the number of times when I know God could say I am done with this child of mine. Instead, he shows his love for me by not punishing me but blessing me to grow. He had mercy on me so I can be more like him and less like myself.
In Psalms 85:10 it says “Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.” We are surrounded by the virtues and characteristics of God. His mercy is one I love so much. I am like King David who speaks of God’s mercy in the book of Psalm 99 times. He understood God’s mercy towards him. Anointed king at age 13 but didn’t become king until he was 35. Mercy was with him. David had enemies and frienemies that wanted him dead. They saw who he was, and that was a threat.Some of us can understand David’s plot. He was a man chasing God as people were chased him. We all have a purpose and that means that everyone will not like. That means people will chase us to hinder or stop us from pursuing what God has called you for. Don’t stop keep going when they say you can’t or you shouldn’t. The Lord says you got it and I have friends to help you. Maybe you don’t know where to go for mercy scriptures that will see you through. I will give you a few below. Like medicine use them when needed.
Mercy in times of trouble:” Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me and hear my prayer.” Psalms 4:1
Mercy when sick: Have mercy upon me, O Lord; for I am weak: O Lord, heal me; for my bones are vexed. Ps. 6:2
Mercy when enemies: He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth. Psalm 57:3
God is a keeper: He shall abide before God for ever: O prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him. Psalm 61:7
God is for all: For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive, and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee. Psalm. 86:5
These are just a few of all the ways God’s mercies shows up for us. Just one more. My favourite Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: Psalm 23:6. Goodness and mercy are with us every day. Not only when It’s sunny outside. No, every day they show you.
They show up and follow us. They got our back. We got God above us. Jesus blood over us the Holy Spirit living in us and the goodness and mercy behind us what else do we need. We receive them daily you know?
We don’t get leftover mercies. No, each morning they are new. Walk out your purpose God equals Mercy