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Lamentations 3:22-23 - Are You In Need Of Mercy?

Lamentations 3:22-23 It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. 23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

Where there is guilt, there is mercy! Are you in need of forgiveness? God offers you mercy if you are.

The Prophet Jeremiah wrote this text in the midst of captivity. The city of Jerusalem had been burned, many had been killed and the rest had been hauled off into exile for rebellion and sin against God. Yet, in the midst of pain, heartache, suffering and endless weeping over what God's people had done to cause God's judgment, Jeremiah wrote these words of encouragement. 

He wrote not only to encourage his people in exile, but to encourage himself. Jeremiah declares that God's mercy and His faithfulness had not changed, even in exile. God was still the same merciful God He has always been and will always be. As a matter of fact, Jeremiah states that "God's mercies are new everyday". 

Are you in need of mercy on today? Have you been taken captive by a thought or an act of disobedience? If so, God offers you mercy. As a matter of fact, scripture declares that God's mercies are new and available everyday. It is because of God's mercy and His faithful love toward us is why the enemy have not and shall not ever be able to consume us. 

God's mercy is faithful even when we are not faithful. Faithful is who our God is. He will never stop being faithful to us. These are the promises to them that believe and obey.

We deserve punishment and wrath for our sins, but God being the merciful God that He is declares in Psalm 103:8 - The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. Therefore, His mercy saved us according to Titus 3:5 - Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost. Indeed, God's greatest act of mercy was shown at Calvary!

God's mercy is slow to anger and it is plenteous. It has the power to save us from sin and death.

The mercy of God should cause us to rejoice and make us humble because it is God's new mercies every morning that delays the execution of God's justice against us for sin. 2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

God is a God of mercy.  When God showed Himself to Moses he spoke these words in Exodus 34:6 - 

When he appeared to Moses on Mt. Sinai, He e declared His name as "The LORD, the LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth".

God has proven over and over again to be merciful and passionate to those who diligently seek and wait on Him. 

For those who belong to God trough faith in Christ Jesus, the mercy, grace, love and faithfulness of God is never ending. 

As a merciful and faithful God, we can trust Him. He is going to do just what he says He will do. Faithfulness is who He is. The Apostle Paul declares the Lord's faithfulness this way in 1 Thessalonians 5:24- Faithful is He that calleth you, who also will do it.

Are you in need of mercy? God offers it to you on today. God is willing to show you mercy. Mercy does not treat us as our sins deserve.  Let's listen to Psalm 103:10-  "He (God)  does not treat us as our sins deserve, or repay us according to our iniquities". Let's park here for a second. Where would you and I be if it was not for God's mercy? I would not be writing to you and you would not be reading this blog. We deserve destruction and judgment, but instead we woke up this morning to God's mercy! GOOD GOD ALMIGHTY! LOOK AT OUR GOD, THE GOD OF MERCY! He God us up today! God's mercy means we can be forgiven!

Are you in need of God's mercy? If so, it is available to you too. Repent and turn to God. Romans 10:9 -If you declare with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

Mercy awaits your plea.

God bless and do tell the Lord thank you for being a Faithful God who is full of mercy every morning.

I love you all with the love of Christ.

Debra