God is merciful
There’s a huge difference!
Mercy-showing kindness or help given to people who are in a very bad or desperate situation.
Lenient-allowing a lot of freedom and not punishing bad behavior in a strong way : not harsh, severe, or strict.
Viewing God as lenient takes Him for granted.
When we understand mercy-
We will grieve for what grieves Him.
We will repent instead of disregard or excuse.
We will not be able to approach Him with a sense of entitlement.
We will be able to see His great mercy full-face!
Even when the answer or outcome is not one we would have wanted, we can know and trust that He always knows best.
~XXOO Michelle Bollom
Now answer me, God, because you love me; Let me see your great mercy full-face. ~Psalm 69:16 MSG
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