Lamentations 3:21-23, NKJV
Misery to Mercy
- In spite of our past we don’t have to live in Misery.
- God’s Mercy is really a Miracle that releases the Misery of sin, guilt, shame, and punishment.
- God does not condone or condemn He changes. (Lamentations 3:21-25, NKJV)
- God’s Mercies are new every morning.
- Without God’s Mercies, we will miss out on His miracles and our life will be miserable.
- Mercy is manifested in God’s activity on behalf of His people to free them from slavery, guilt, and punishment. (Proverbs 28:13, NKJV; Ezekiel 33:10-11, NCV)
Mercy to Hope (Lamentations 3:21, NKJV)
- We need to remind ourselves of the all the benefits of God. (Psalm 103:1-2, NKJV)
- One Benefit of God is HOPE—confident expectation of a positive future in spite of our present circumstances.
- Our hope for a positive future rest on God’s purposes and resources not ours. (Romans 5:5, NLT)
- If the enemy wants to wreck your faith all He has to do is wreck your hope. (Hebrews 11:1, NKJV)
Examples of Mercy (Psalm 51, NKJV)
- God’s Mercy will outlast our sins. (Psalm 51:1, NKJV)
- Satan wants you hopeless, helpless, and powerless, but the Good News is Christ overcame the devil and gives us HOPE, MERCY, and POWER. (Revelation 12:10, NKJV)
- Satan wants to bring condemnation—to drive us away from God—God wants to give us mercy and bring us back to Him! (Proverbs 16:6, NKJV)
- A true picture of Mercy – physical picture of spiritual application. (Genesis 19:18-19, NKJV)