Under the Mercy
February 07, 2014
Here’s a simple but powerful truth that you need to understand: Your family can be saved regardless of your background.
There is not enough baggage to keep Jesus away. Whatever your past, whatever your mistakes, whatever your shame—they’re no obstacle for the tender mercies of Jesus. Moses was a murderer. David was an adulterer. Jacob was a liar. Rahab was a prostitute … and this is the short list! Don’t think for a minute that these examples were super-humans, somehow different from you and me. They were real people who found real grace and were used by God despite of their past. And he’s extended that grace to you!
Your marriage doesn’t have to keep suffering because of your shame. Your children do not have to wander aimlessly because of your rebellion. Your future is not condemned because of your past. If you have believed in the Lord, Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, then your failures are under The Blood! They are under the mercy of God. “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new (2 Cor. 5:17).”
Rahab was running a brothel. Her morals were more than questionable. But God used her and honored the cry of her heart—her family was protected, saved from destruction. Your road to Calvary may have been an ugly one, but there is nothing in your past stronger than The Blood of Jesus.
Jesus told his disciples:
You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you could go and produce fruit and so that your fruit could last. As a result, whatever you ask the Father in my name, He will give you. (John 15:16)
Go! And produce fruit! Quit doubting your potential, your families potential, and your children’s ability to live a life abiding in His grace and mercy.