God’s surprising grace and mercy

You just never know what’s going to happen with God. That is what I told a friend yesterday. I don’t mean it in a bad way at all. God doesn’t give us bad surprises and He doesn’t dump misery and problems on us. He is the One who rectifies them and solves them. What I mean by my first statement is that with God you never know what blessing can come up and what He is going to do next on your behalf. If you trust Him and stick with Him, He will do the impossible and He will bless you in ways that He only knows how. God has taken me on many unexpected journeys and He has been faithful through it all. When I think that life can’t get any better, He surprises me with a change of pace, an increase in various areas of my life or a strong blessing that I didn’t know I deserved.

Grace and mercy are amazing gifts and the Lord is full of them. I don’t deserve what I have gained through the years. I don’t even believe I should be here now but because of the Lord I am who I am and I am where I am today. Unmerited love is what I have received from God and it has changed my life. Knowing that I had a God who loved me more than I thought I could be loved has impacted me in so many ways. I am not alone. I don’t feel alone. I am not rejected. I don’t feel abandoned. I am loved and favored by the creator of the universe. There is nothing in this world that could ever remove the love of the Lord for me. Today I want to remind you that with God your life is always going to be full of great surprises and touched by a love that is stronger than all the hate of the world combined. His grace and mercy will never go away!

I have days when things seem slow and not much is happening. Those days are not wasted days. I can always find something to do that will be spiritually enriching. When things are too quiet, God is not silent. The lack of action in our lives doesn’t mean the absence of God. Those quiet times are precious times. They should be savored and cherished. I have noticed that the moments of little activity often precede times of great “God manifestation.” Those are the times of surprises that I mentioned earlier. Things can seem dull and then all of a sudden the Lord shows up with some unexpected blessings or teachings. I love the teachings of the Spirit of God. God will use anything to teach us and help us grow and when we slow down and take the time to listen to the lessons, we gain incredible wisdom and knowledge. We don’t deserve the lessons and yet God teaches us all the time. The unexpected lessons are nuggets of wisdom that I collect and keep preciously. God can surprise us with revelations when we least expect them and in ways we would never think of.

In addition to amazing teachings and lessons, God will intervene in your life with powerful manifestations. I am not talking about thunder and lightening types of manifestations but I am referring to God’s hand in our lives where we see Him in action. His grace changes our circumstances and transforms the bad into good. God will never fail His children. When we stay in faith, He takes care of us and He helps us. God is going to surprise you, friend. There are wonderful moments in your future. Moments when you will be dazzled by God’s love and changed by His glory. Expect God’s presence to be manifested in your life. Expect good things from God. Let Him surprise you. All you have to do is hang tight and continue to trust and believe Him. I can’t recount all the times when the Lord’s mercy has redirected my life and pointed it into a blessed direction when I had been headed for a disaster. God has a plan for your life that has not been unfolded completely yet. You haven’t seen the whole picture. You know the frame, His love, but you still have to experience more of the photograph inside that frame. You will see what develops in time. Grace and mercy will accompany you all the days of your life. Stay in faith!

Suggested reading: John 1:14; Romans 3:20-24; 2 Corinthians 12:9

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