Ridiculous Mercy – Beloved Women – July 21, 2023
“He has removed our sins, as far from us, as the east is from the west.” - Psalm 103:12 NLT
I felt a heap of condemnation as I realized that I failed again to meet the deadline. What is wrong with me and why couldn’t I do this simple thing?
It was a huge relief to read how God views our shortcomings in Psalm 103: 8-12. God is compassionate, overflowing with mercy, grace, and rich in love. He does not nag us continuously, or hold a grudge against us. Better yet, He does not even treat us as our sins deserve, or pay us back in full for our wrongs. He separates us from our sins, as far as the east is from the west.
Perhaps, you too struggle when you fail. The good news is that God will never condemn or shame us, when we turn to Him. He doesn’t see us as we are, He sees what we can become. This is ridiculous mercy.
Dear Lord, your love doesn’t depend on my performance. Thank you for forgiving my shortcomings and for your overflowing mercy. Thank you that I am eternally redeemed and completely forgiven. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
How have you experienced God’s ridiculous mercy?
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Originally published Friday, 21 July 2023.