Mercy * 2 Kings 14:26-27

26 The LORD had seen how bitterly everyone in Israel, whether slave or free, was suffering; there was no one to help them. 27 And since the LORD had not said he would blot out the name of Israel from under heaven, he saved them by the hand of Jeroboam son of Jehoash.
God is well aware of what is happening. He will raise up help.
Time after time, decade after decade, king after king His people did evil in the sight of the Lord God. So much so, non relenting, that it provoked God to anger. God is so patient with His people. The greatest evil is to turn your back on God Almighty, walk away from Him, and/or worship idols and gods. Yahweh is the One true God. He alone is to be worshiped and praised.
God cannot be blamed for severe suffering or any kind of suffering for that matter. The people chose to walk away from God’s blessings. If a person, people, or nation walks away from God that means His protective hand is no longer covering them. They have also walked away from God’s provisions and blessings not only in their lives, but forfeit  His blessing the land to be fruitful as well. But God always keeps His promises. His love never fails! God had mercy and compassion on His people, and after a time He brought them relief because He had compassion on them.
The God I serve is ever so merciful – He doesn’t give us the punishment we deserve.
He is so gracious – He gives us blessings, which we do not deserve. What a gracious, merciful, compassionate, faithful God. Come let us go before Him and repent of our sins and ask for His forgiveness. Praise be to His Name for He washes sins away and remembers them no more. In the Name of Jesus Messiah I pray.
Merciful and gracious God, we come before You this day and ask You to forgive us of our sins. Turn our hearts toward You and help us to do what is pleasing in Your eyes. Thank you for forgiving us and making us clean. In Jesus holy Name Amen.


Do you know what I mean
When I say, “God is keen!”
His presence is serene
Older, younger, or teen
On His promises we can lean
From His Word we can glean