“I trust in the mercy of God.” - Psalms 52:8 KJV
It is new mercy.
Jeremiah wondered at the mercy of God, understanding that it is nothing less than His mercy that prevents us from being consumed by a holy God. As he understood this he cried out: “They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness!” (Lam 3:23)
It is tender mercy.
His mercy is dispensed with a gentle hand and a loving touch when He heals the broken heart. He is equally as gracious in the manner of his mercy as He is capable in the exercise of His power.
It is great mercy.
There is nothing small or insignificant in God; his mercy is like himself -- it is infinite. We can’t measure it. As Spurgeon put it: “His mercy is so great that it forgives great sins to great sinners, ... gives great favors and great privileges, and raises us up to great enjoyments in the great heaven of the great God!”
It is the blessed joy of newly redeemed souls, when they first meet their Lord, to find that His unfathomable love is so great that it obscures even His infinite majesty.
It is undeserved mercy.
God is supremely just, and yet He deals out the opposite of justice to us. We have no right to the kind consideration of the Most High that gives forgiveness in place of justice.
It is rich mercy.
The continual stream of mercy that flows from Heaven’s storehouse is a great treasure. It revives our spirits, heals our bleeding wounds, is a heavenly bandage to our broken bones, a royal chariot for our weary feet and an embrace of love for our trembling hearts.
It is manifold mercy.
As Bunyan says, “All the flowers in God’s garden are double.” There is no single mercy. When you first receive it you may think it is one mercy, but you soon find it to be a whole cluster of mercies.
It is abounding mercy.
God’s heart is inexhaustible. Millions have received it, yet far from its being exhausted; it is as fresh, as full, and as free as it was at creation’s first light.
It is unfailing mercy.
It will never leave us. Mercy is a friend that is with us in temptation, with us in trouble, with us through life, and with us when we cross from here to our eternal home.
Inspired by "The mercy of God," Spurgeon, Morning and Evening, August 17th