“Expressing a Merciful Heart”


by Dona Hake

Today I am thinking about being thankful for God’s mercy toward me.  It causes me to think about how I need to always be merciful to others as well.  It is so easy at times to fall short of patience and mercy with those around us especially those you are closest to.  After all, there is always the tempting thought that they love you so much that they will just put up with you no matter what.  Let us desire to be reminded to be merciful to everyone around us.

Matthew 5:7 (ERV)

“Great blessings belong to those who show mercy to others.

    Mercy will be given to them.”

When those around us mess up and it affects us, let’s remind ourselves to show mercy to them.  Maybe they are dealing with stress that you are not aware of and it is causing their behavior.  It is in those times that wrong words may  spoken and wrong actions may be exhibited .  I am reminded of the one verse in 1 Corinthians 13 that says “Love believes the best…”   Today, I encourage you to ponder the fruit of a heart that is merciful.   God bless you.