Receive God’s Mercy

Have you ever had a moment of reflection when you couldn’t believe what you had done? You actions went against your beliefs and you were crushed. You asked yourself, again and again, “Did I really do that?” and was horrified that the answer remained the same, “Yes! You did it!” You wished that you can go back in time and make a change but unfortunately, that is impossible. All you can do is take responsibility for your actions.

In Psalm 51, David found himself in that situation; the man who wrote Psalm 119:11, “I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.” In one moment of temptation, he yielded and found himself where he sinned against God. How many times have people done wrong and were too proud to admit their wrongdoing? When God exposed David’s sin, David found a place of prayer.

The first thang David did was ask God for mercy. He said, “Have mercy on me, O God, because of your unfailing love. Because of your great compassion, blot out the stain of my sins. Wash me clean from my guilt. Purify me from my sin.” Why did David appeal to God’s mercy? David knew that God’s holiness required a response for sin . He was not saying that he was without sin but was asking God to have  compassion on him. He admits his wrong; he said, “Against you, and you alone, have I sinned;  I have done what is evil in your sight.” (Verse 4).

When we fail in our walk with God, we too need to appeal to God for His mercy. David didn’t look at his position as king and contemplated his response. He approached God as a sinner in need of mercy. In verse 7 he said, “Purify me from my sins, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.” The same God who listened and responded to David’s prayer is willing and listen to our prayer as we appeal to His mercy. Today we begin the season of Lent. Take some time and examine your heart. If you recognize that you have sinned, go to God, and make things right.

Thought for Today: Friend, make things right.

Have a blessed day and walk min faith and victory.

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