Blessed are the Merciful

God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us… – Ephesians 2:4

All of us have had to carry heavy circumstances that weigh us down, and we needed something to lift the burden off our shoulders. We needed mercy. Mercy reduces, removes, or relieves someone’s distress. It’s simply compassion in action.

Today’s verse reminds us that God is rich in mercy. In other words, God richly blesses us with His favor and compassion, releasing us from distress, discouragement, brokenness, pain, and problems. Mercy is in fact God’s reaction to our misery.

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Mercy is God’s loving response when we ask Him not to let us bear the full weight of our burdens.

Everyone needs mercy. Lamentations 3 says that God’s mercies are new every morning. Every day you wake up, you wake up to mercy. You got up today with new life, and guess what—new life means new opportunities. That’s another day and a new opportunity to praise God.