God’s mercy will not let you go. It will prevent the enemy from coming into your life and destroy it. His grace and mercy will not let you live in the past sins and condemnation you may have, if you receive what he is offering.
Grace: the free and unmerited favor of God, as manifested in the salvation of sinners and the bestowal of blessings.
Mercy: compassion or forgiveness shown toward someone whom it is within one’s power to punish or harm
You must get passed all of the so called “mistakes” that you have had in your life. I say “so called” because I don’t believe that they are mistakes, I believe they are life lessons for your personal growth and strength. The deeper you feel your mistake is, I feel it’s the deeper your foundation is for the house full of blessings that are waiting for you. The bigger the house or building the deeper the foundation has to be.
Do not let the enemy fool you into thinking that no one has ever been there or that there is no way God can ever forgive you. That is a Lie, Lie Lie! God already has forgiven you and wants you to enter into his throne room knowing that he loves you and cares for everything you are going through. God is bigger than any sin, lie or condemning feeling you have. Do you really believe that Your problems and your pride is bigger than God? Bigger than His love? Bigger than His forgiveness? I don’t think so my friend, so stop trying to act like it is!!! (sorry I digress)
16Let us then fearlessly and confidently and boldly draw near to the throne of grace (the throne of God’s unmerited favor to us sinners), that we may receive mercy [for our failures] and find grace to help in good time for every need [appropriate help and well-timed help, coming just when we need it].
There is nothing in this world that you can do to gain extra points for Grace and Mercy. God gives it to you freely if you are willing to have it in your life. Just because we are taught that love on earth is conditional doesn’t mean that God has conditions on the way he loves you.
When you are going through something in your life that seems almost unbearable God will sustain you, even if you don’t feel like he is even listening. Many times it is easy to question if God is even real or listening to anything you say when things are going so badly. I tell you the truth; that is when we need to make very important decisions.
Are we going to believe God in the Good and in the BAD?
Are we going to keep being unbalanced when it comes to this area of our lives?
2 Corinthians 12:8-10
8Three times I called upon the Lord and besought [Him] about this and begged that it might depart from me; 9But He said to me, My grace (My favor and loving-kindness and mercy) is enough for you [sufficient against any danger and enables you to bear the trouble manfully]; for My strength and power are made perfect (fulfilled and completed) and show themselves most effective in [your] weakness. Therefore, I will all the more gladly glory in my weaknesses and infirmities, that the strength and power of Christ (the Messiah) may rest (yes, may pitch a tent over and dwell) upon me! 10So for the sake of Christ, I am well pleased and take pleasure in infirmities, insults, hardships, persecutions, perplexities and distresses; for when I am weak [in human strength], then am I [truly] strong (able, powerful in divine strength).
Let your life be more of God and less of you. Human beings, especially women(speaking for myself) are very emotional creatures, living life based on emotions before knowledge is a very dangerous way to live.
In the end your emotions will lead you astray. You need to make a very concrete, strong decision that no matter what, you will serve the Lord and make it through another day believing more and more until the situation is taken care of.
“ I would rather serve the Lord on earth, then die and find out it was not real, Than not believe in God and die and find out that he is real”.
Once you have made a decision that will change your life, to serve the Lord, you should be willing to stand up for it weather times are good or bad.
I repeat, do not think that the Lord can’t or won’t forgive you, if you pray with a truthful heart and believe that there is mercy and grace for you, then you will receive it. God will change situations and move mountains on your behalf. He will give you the desires of your heart if you just delight in him and in his ways. (Psalm 37:4)
When you pray for yourself and for others, no matter what the circumstance God will listen.
This is Moses praying on behalf of the people of Isreal because even though God delivered them from Egypt they were still not believing God and they were grumbling and complaining about Him and how He does things.
17And now, I pray You, let the power of my Lord be great, as You have promised, saying, 18The Lord is long-suffering and slow to anger, and abundant in mercy and loving-kindness, forgiving iniquity and transgression; but He will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, upon the third and fourth generation. 19Pardon, I pray You, the iniquity of this people according to the greatness of Your mercy and loving-kindness, just as You have forgiven [them] from Egypt until now. 20And the Lord said, I have pardoned according to your word.
Have you ever had times in your life where you have seen God’s hand move on your behalf and then when that’s over and something less desirable happens; now you feel the need to complain or not like what’s happening in your situation? I don’t know about you but I defiantly have felt this way several times in my life.
God has forgiven you if you have asked and will forgive you if you ask now. Do not think that anyone is above you when it comes to God’s grace and mercy, No One on earth is above you because everyone has faults and everyone falls short from the Glory of God.
God doesn’t have favorites! We are all HIS favorites!
Pray for God to help you forgive those who have hurt you and to learn to forgive yourself so that you can receive the full Mercy and Grace that is waiting for you to obtain it.
Why don’t you pray this prayer?
“Father, thank you so much for your grace and mercy! Because of it I chose to forgive and let go of all the mistakes, failures and sin in my life and others. The lessons you have taught me through this has been well received and learned, may I use them to encourage others. Unconditionally, I forgive ___________ (name those who have hurt you, including yourself). Starting today, I choose and will constantly make every effort to walk in love, and I thank you for the strength and grace to do it because I know that without you that is impossible… Amen