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Why Is God So Merciful?
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?
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.