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Why Is God So Merciful?

Updated on November 16, 2017

Hello readers, Good day to you!

Why is God so merciful? We read in the Bible that God is slow to anger and quick to be merciful. Some of us may think, "I'm just a sinful, terrible person, why would God love me?" Especially if you're feeling depressed, right?

At least that's how a friend of mine felt recently. Yes, our minds do trick us a lot. And some people even think that faith in God is poppycock. Sure you do. Well, that's okay, but if it helps so many people give up addictions such as pornography, or alcohol, or cigarettes, or drugs, then why knock it? Let's face it, the world is so full of corruption everywhere you go, practically right?! But back to my topic, Why is God so merciful? Well, don't you think that we humans need mercy? If God was evil, He wouldn't be merciful. Thank God we have a good God!!!!

I wasn't sure what to call this article. I'm just writing off the cuff, so to speak, as I do most of my articles really. So I had to name the article and I did. But I am talking about God and Christianity and sin and forgiveness.

Earlier today, a woman asked me what I knew about a few subjects. I told her, that I don't worry as much when I pray, and that if I read Psalm 91 (The psalm of protection) I feel better. I also enjoy Psalm 23 about the Good Shepherd. What is wrong with comforting oneself with the psalms?! Nothing!!!

Let's face it, David who wrote the psalms, was a "man after God's own heart!" But in the bible, it tells us, he was a murderer, and an adulterer! WHY was he a man after God's own heart? Because, he kept repenting every time and God kept forgiving him. Yes- God likes a humble person who admits their errors and asks for forgiveness. Well, what's wrong with that?! Well this world we live in boasts about being proud, and rich, and every deadly sin there is! Doesn't the radio tell you, when you hear the songs on it, that it's OK to be lustful, to cheat, to sin, to do whatever you want? Why is there a "highway to hell" but only a "stairway to heaven"?!!!

Many people I know are full of worry and anxiety, including myself at times. Yes. It's part of being human. But- if there is/was/will be a way to get away from that- why wouldn't you? Oh because the world loves darkness, yes. And that's the main reason WHY most people don't want to accept Christ, because they know they will have to admit sin, and their lives will change dramatically when they do.

But, we don't know how long we will have to live on this earth. This earth that sometimes provides us pleasure, but often a lot of pain. Do you know why you feel joy from helping others? Because it's a godly thing to do. And I sincerely believe that is a person has a lot of good in them, with time and seeds being planted, and faith, and prayer, they will convert. And this is my wish for all. As it has happened for me on December 26, 2009. Yes. I did pray to God after many trys and finally got it, that salvation is a gift that is free and I felt so happy after and immediately less depressed, which led me to where I am today- still a work in progress, but do you know how quickly my depression goes away when I pray, and watch Christian tv? You'd be amazed!

My wish is that everyone I ever met on earth will come to know the mercy and love of Jesus Christ. I don't wish to be forceful, no. I just wish true peace for all.

What about that song, Amazing Grace? Do you feel good when you hear it? I do.
Enough about me. But that's my testimony.

We are all tempted.

Yes we all are, as we are human, whether we are "saved" or not. Recently I was tempted beyond my imagination that I ever expected I would be. Thankfully it ended well.

But hey, you know that's human right? But why are Christians tempted you may ask or people of God like in the Old testament the Jews.

Let's go back to David in the bible, who wrote the psalms. One of the things was he was an adulterer. That's enough right? Why did God say he was a "man after my own heart?" Because, God made us. He knows our frailty. And he expects we will be tempted. After all, he took on our flesh and did on the cross to cover our sins--the great plan of Redemption orchrastrated from the beginning of time. Yes, it is even said, something like, "O wondrous sin that caused the need for a Savior" because it is a masterpiece of compassion that God let his Son, Jesus, die for us. And that Jesus agreed to do so. "Greater love than this, no man hath, than to lay down his life for another." And yet "while we were dead in sins, Christ died for us,"

It's more normal to die for a good friend, or someone you love. But to die for someone who hurt you, well that's what Christ did.

What's your faith or non faith?

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Many who don't believe, will poke fun at an article like this. It's not the first time. Just keep in mind, if you post rude comments, they will be deleted. However, if they are sincere questions, either myself or another reader is free to answer, as best possible.

"What doth it profit a man to gain the whole world but losehhis soul?"

This world is a temporary place. Where doth your treasure lie? Here? Or in the next life- Heaven?

Thank you for your time.


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      schoolgirlforreal 5 months ago


      I don't mind at all. Thankyou

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      Richard Parr 5 months ago from Australia

      The wrong medicine for two decades! That's terrible. But it also fits in with my theory about depression. You can read about my theory here (hope you don't mind me posting the link here)

      Yes, God is so good, and prayer and bible reading are so important to drawing close to him.

      Hope you have a great day!

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      schoolgirlforreal 5 months ago

      That's awesome. Sorry you suffered for 2 decades. I was on the wrong medicine for 2 decades and my depression was worst then! I believe that after accepting Christ--- right before I got off that med- my life changed 4 better. In fact I immediately felt less depressed b4 any med changes were made!!! Praise the Lord

      Im sure you have helped many along your journey

      How can one not sing the Lords praises when He protects helps loves us daily? Just keeping Him close with prayer daily hymns and hopefully daily reading of the bible will make a day go much better!

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      Richard Parr 5 months ago from Australia

      I have written about it. Depression is a complex issue and we all are products of different genes, personalities, relationships and experiences. My temperament was more prone to pessimism and my expectation more geared to failure, however it was a physical allergy that proved the key to my depression. I am coeliac, but remained undiagnosed until well into my thirties. Once I was diagnosed and gave up gluten, the transformation was amazing and sudden. Within days the black fog lifted, and continued to slowly but steadily improve. It has never returned, although I am still prone to being a pessimist. But God blessed me with a wonderfully positive wife who reminds me to be optimistic in Christ.

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      schoolgirlforreal 5 months ago

      That's beautiful and encourahing for many, including myself.

      I wouldn't have guessed, you look peaceful and happy!!

      I'll check out your hubs.

      Do you write about it?

      Thankyou :) :)

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      Richard Parr 5 months ago from Australia

      I can relate to mental health problems. I had severe depression for almost two decades. It was a life changer. In hindsight I now see how God was with me throughout, even when I was unaware of his presence.In those darkest times (when suicide called loudest) he always provided comfort to pull me back. He is very merciful. And you are very compassionate. Appreciate you.

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      schoolgirlforreal 5 months ago

      Thankyou Richard Parr. Bless you. I always, sometimes feel spiritually attacked when I post spiritual hubs.

      20% of Americans have a mental health condition. Between ages 11-17 have thought of suicide. And many think of it DAILY.

      It is common in mental conditions to think of it, but oh how I wish I could help people who feel so miserable to realize by a simple heartfelt prayer their pain can be alleviated. I pray for people.

      Jesus says "my yoke is easy and my burden LIGHT"

      Pray for the sick.


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      Richard Parr 5 months ago from Australia

      Why wouldn't you indeed. People turn blindly to so many things in hope of alleviating the hardship of life, but refuse the full solution God offers through Christ. They will mock the Christian for finding solace in Jesus, but gladly accept that drugs, sex and alcohol are more valid options. How sad that the very thing the world seeks and needs most is rejected by the majority. Thanks for sharing