The Sufficiency of God’s Mercy

In Psalm 103, David sings of the vastness of God’s mercy and forgiveness.

“He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.
As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.”
(Psalm 103:10-12)

Pause a moment and ask…how many sins do you and I commit every day?

We are guilty of impatience and unkindness; moments of selfishness and arrogance; neglect of our God-given responsibilities; and many more. Yet, in each instance, God offers mercy if we confess and forsake our sins (Proverbs 28:13). On the basis of Christ’s work on the Cross, God withholds the just punishment for sin that we deserve.

Day after day, month after month, year after year–He continues to offer mercies. Yet He doesn’t just extend mercy to you and me. The Lord gives mercy to millions of believers across the globe. And His mercy has been in effect since the beginning of time.

From a human perspective, there is definitely a limit to our patience, to our forgiveness, and certainly to our mercy. If we had to show as much mercy as God does, we would quickly reach the end of our resources.

Yet the mercies of God have never run out and never dried up. God’s mercies are new every morning.

Mercies are constantly flowing from the throne of God to every repentant sinner and believer.

God’s mercy should inspire us to praise and thank Him. His mercy has no limits and no expiry date! It’s more than enough to cover our sins. It’s more than enough to cover the sins of the whole world.

“O give thanks unto the LORD: for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.” (Psalm 136:1)
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