Last night as I couldn’t sleep I kept listening to “ What Mercy Did For Me “ by People and Songs but also featuring some amazing God fearing singers. Crystal Yates, Micah Tyler and Joshua Sherman.
As I kept playing this song over and over while also watching the video of their meaning behind it, it really got me thinking about everything God has truly done for me. This song played such a major part in me getting my first tattoo. I wanted my tattoo to be a reminder of everything God has forgiven me and brought me from and also to remind me to work on Mercy myself with other people. Learning to extend it to them as Christ did to me.
Let’s me honest. We’ve all done some things we wish we can take back, things we’re ashamed of and things we rather not discuss wether it’s going to cause judgement or not.
I’ve lied, stolen, cheated, self abused myself. I’ve watched porn before and had premarital sex. Ive been addicted. I’ve been in some dark places and have had thoughts of suicide before. I’ve given into temptation far to many times. How is that I’ve done so much wrong in my life but yet God is saying I love you still.
Mercy : compassion or forgiveness shown toward someone whom it is within one’s power to punish or harm.
The two things God is, is compassionate and forgiving. He has so much power to just strike us down and say no I can’t expect the things that you’ve done but he doesn’t.
Grace : the free and unmerited favor of God, as manifested in the salvation of sinners and the bestowal of blessings.
Joshua says in this song, you gave me beauty for my guilty stains. I couldn’t agree more with a line. God has taken some of the darkest areas in my life and has used them for such beautiful things. The one thing I am most ashamed of is my self harming. It’s something that I’ve dealt with and hid for quite awhile. God tells me don’t be ashamed though, You called out and I’m going to heal and restore you from this. There will be a great testimony one day for someone. I’ll never forget the night I was just truly done with everything and cried out to him in such pain. Afterwards, I felt just this overwhelming joy and peace in my heart. I felt more closer to him than ever before. Now I’m living day to day by HIS grace!
If you ask me what has Mercy done for me? I’d say it’s saved me. It renews me everyday, it’s given me hope for today, tomorrow and the rest of my life. It rescued me from darkness and told me I am called and have so much purpose. Mercy isn’t something God has its who he is!
Isaiah 58:9 “ Then you will call, and the Lord will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I. “
Isaiah 9:2 “The people walking in darkness
have seen a great light;on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.” 💙
The chorus to this goes like this.
“ Lord you found me, you healed me. You called me from the grave. You gave me a real love I thank you Jesus, you’ve washed my sins away. Oh now I’m living like I’m forgiven, you came and set me free and that’s what your mercy did for me. “
Let me ask you this, What has Gods mercy done for you?!
I encourage you today, don’t be ashamed of your past and misfortunes. I know and believe God is going to use you for mighty things. The guilty stains you have, watch him transform them into something more beautiful than you can even picture! Watch how your praise will continue to grow and grow. Gods mercies are new everyday. Those things you think you can’t be forgiven for he says you can! He loves you and so do I!
Until next time 💫