Praised (honored, blessed) be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah)! By His boundless mercy we have been born again to an ever-living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. — 1 Peter 1:3 (AMPC)
Adapted from the resource The Power of Being Thankful – by Joyce Meyer
The mercy of God toward each of us is something that we can always be thankful for. Charles Spurgeon once said, “God’s mercy is so great that you may sooner drain the sea of its water or deprive the sun of its light or make space too narrow, than diminish the great mercy of God.”
Wow! Think about that. Can any one of us drain the sea? We might be able to drain a bathtub or a pool . . . but not the ocean! That gives you an idea of God’s immense mercy toward us. Although God does hate sin, and injustice breaks His heart, He is not an angry God. He is full of mercy, not holding our sins against us. We can never do so much wrong that there is no more mercy left for us. Thankfully, where sin abounds, grace always abounds even more. So if you’re feeling like you’re beyond God’s mercy, know that He stands ready and willing to forgive and embrace you, no matter what… because He loves you.
Prayer Starter: Father, thank You so much for Your endless mercy. Even when You’re saddened by my sin, I know that You love me, and You hear my prayers. Thank You for forgiving me and helping me start fresh. In Jesus’ Name, amen.