Here’s the dictionary definition of the word Mercy:

  • Compassionate treatment, especially of those under one’s power; clemency.kneel_in_prayer
  • A disposition to be kind and forgiving: a heart full of mercy.
  • Something for which to be thankful; a blessing: It was a mercy that no one was hurt.
  • Alleviation of distress; relief: Taking in the refugees was an act of mercy.

Here’s one quote from the bible about mercy, from Psalm 4:1 (NIV):

Answer me when I call to you, my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; have mercy on me and hear my prayer.

God offers mercy to us for, even when we feel broken and beyond hope or help. God sees past our sins and our faults and sees us for who we really are. i.e. He know what’s in our heart, and is the expert at finding the best in each person, no matter how others see us.

God sees the best in us and let’s mercy find us…

Mercy Saw Me by Sydney Staff Songsters of the Salvation Army

The years had left scars, the scars had left pain.
How could He recognize me? I wasn’t the same.
I knew I should pay and I knew the price,
but justice and law demanded my life.
His tender heart heard my desperate cry
and He saw my past through merciful eyes.

Beautiful! That’s how Mercy saw me.
Though I was broken and so lost,
but Mercy looked past all my faults.
The justice of God saw what I had done,
but Mercy saw me through the Son.
Not what I was but what I should be,
that’s how Mercy saw me.

Wherever you go, you can’t go too far
that His eyes of Mercy can’t see where you are.
Yes He loves you too much to leave you alone. 
No He won’t leave you alone.
Yes, you’re flesh of His flesh yes you are, yes you are
and you’re bone of His bone.
Yet His heart cries out for your heart today.
See yourself through His eyes and then you can say:
Sin had stolen my dignity and all my self esteem,
but I was made brand new again
when Mercy looked past me.

Beautiful! That’s how Mercy saw me.
Though I was broken and so lost not too long ago,
but Mercy looked past all my faults.
The justice of God saw what I had done,
but Mercy saw me through the Son.
Not what I was, but what I could be that’s how Mercy saw me.
For not what I was, but what I could be, that’s how Jesus saw me.

Comments
  1. Desiray says:

    God’s mercy is given us what we don’t deserve

  2. GodGirl says:

    So grateful for His mercy, and thankful I can now extend it to others…

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