Ephesians 2:4 – But God, Who is rich in mercy through His abundant love with which He has loved us.
The message we must hear and believe is that God is rich in mercy. His mercy flows from a deep and passionate love for all mankind! Oh, how much more shall we be able to benefit from the rich mercy of the One Who loves us now that we have been reconciled by faith in the blood of Jesus and born of the Spirit (Romans 8:32). To know and believe the love God has for you will cause you to be firmly rooted and grounded in love (1 John 4:16; Ephesians 3:17).
Just believe God! Whether you have walked perfectly before the Lord or not – just believe God. Trust that just as He rescued you from your sins and saved you by His blood when you were dead in sins, that He will also save you now. The Lord saved us by His mercy when we were dead in our trespasses and sin; and He will save and heal us now, as well – no matter how we have failed, or what state we are in. He washed and renewed us, giving us life and blessings, not because of any works of righteousness which we had done, and he will do it once again. When we were alienated from the life in Christ Jesus, God commended His love to us so we may say: “By His grace, we were saved!” (Ephesians 2:5-10)
God has not run out of grace; He has not run low on mercy. The love of God that purchased your salvation is also the love of God that will perfect you and keep you, so just believe God! The most important thing for you to consider is how God wants you to look to Him for deliverance no matter what your circumstance. If you have a recurring sin in your life, or a circumstance that is too much for you to bear, our God wants us to turn to Him for help. He will come and rescue you. If nothing else, just believe the love God has for you. Believe the record God has given of His Son (1 John 5:9-11). If you will just fall down on your knees and cry out to Him again, He will do nothing less than love you freely and show his rich and abundant mercy for you. His mercies are new every morning (Lamentations 3:22-24).
Pastor Mark Spitsbergen