Nevertheless He regarded their affliction, when He heard their cry; and for the sake He remembered His covenant, and relented according to the multitude of His mercies – Psalm 106:44-45.
Having been through an abortion early in my life, my reminder of it is not always what comes across my mind but from an accusing finger pointing from someone I trusted. It wasn’t until I came to know the Lord over 23 years later that I finally knew peace.
It is of the LORD’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness – Lamentations 3:22-23.
Precious few people that say they understand grace and mercy rarely put their words into action. They believe that another person’s sin is worse to unforgivable from their own. The view from on top of their mountain must be grand.
Therefore strengthen the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated, but rather be healed – Hebrews 12:12-13.
I came to the conclusion that I cannot make anyone change. My change came from within and I have to let God work on their heart that they may change, too. I know that in time, if a person answers the call of God willfully, they will know their folly. All we can do on this side of Heaven is pray for them.
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us – Romans 5:8.
Yes, we have all sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God – and yes, I want to shake the devil out of them. But it is up to me to work out my own salvation and up to God to get the unforgiver to the altar of Grace.