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April 27, 2021
God’s Mercy Pours Over me
He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit.
Good New and Bad
I’ve got some good and bad news for you—first, the bad news.
The bad news is that nothing you can do will make you good enough for God to love you. So many people go through life hoping they can be good enough for God. The truth is that even if you try your hardest and do your best, you will still fall short of being good enough for God.
The good news is, it doesn’t matter. Your goodness has nothing to do with God’s love for you. This promise reminds you that you are saved, not because of the good things you have done, but because of God’s mercy poured out on you.
Mercy is not getting what you deserve. You don’t deserve to be a child of God. You don’t deserve to be loved by God. You deserve separation from God for all eternity, but God’s mercy reached beyond what you deserved and loved you.
As a result of His mercy, two things have happened to you.
First, you have been reborn. The Bible says you were born into sin. Your very nature was in rebellion to God. But through faith in Christ, you are reborn as a child of God. Your sin is forgiven, and in Christ, you were born again.
Second, you are made new. The Holy Spirit is renewing your mind and your heart. Your very nature is being changed into the likeness of Christ. God is renewing your mind through His Word and making you more and more like Jesus.
Salvation is not about what you have done or what you deserve. It is about what Christ has done and how He is working in you.
Look at that verse one more time.
He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit. – Titus 3:5
Make these confessions.
- I can never be good enough for God.
- God’s mercy is poured out on me.
- I don’t deserve God’s love, but because of His mercy, I am loved.
- Through faith, I have been reborn in Christ.
- Jesus is renewing my mind and my heart to be like Him.
In Jesus Name,
You can never be good enough for God. Thankfully, because of His mercy, He loves you. You are a new person in Christ. The Holy Spirit is renewing your heart and mind to be like Jesus.
If you have a prayer need, let me encourage you to post your request on our prayer wall at www.nationalprayerroom.com. When you submit your request, it allows others to pray for you. If you love praying for others, stop by the website and pray for the needs listed there. When you click the button “I Prayed For This,” an email is sent letting that person know you prayed for them. It’s a great way to stand with each other in prayer.
Are you resting in God’s mercy, or trying to be good enough for God? Share in the comments below.