Let me put on display the God of mercy

1 Apr

Today I heard some very misfortunate news regarding the child of a dear family friend. I cannot share details, but it has moved me with so much compassion for this person (and many more young people in similar situations) that I must urge you to reach out to your neighbor if you know he or she is hurting. It could mean the world of a difference. It could mean life.

God has shown us mercy by sending his Son to die on the Cross for our sins. Let us show that mercy to others around us. Let us share the hope that Christ brings us. I don’t know about you, but I am constantly needing to remind myself that faith without works is dead.

Being a youth leader, I see that there are many young people who are lost and hurting because of abuse, bad home situations, depression, insecurity, bullying, and the list goes on. Be the light to any youth in your life, even if you think that person is doing well. Show God’s mercy to them, even if it means just a smile or an encouraging word.

Lord, give me more compassion. Show me ways that I can reach out to others to show them your mercy. I know I cannot fix the anyone’s problems for them, but the best thing I could do is put you on display and tell of your faithfulness. Give me the wisdom to be able to do that with the news I’ve just heard this day.

As vague as this post is, I pray it speaks to someone today…God could change someone’s life and use us to reach them.

Jen

6 Responses to “Let me put on display the God of mercy”

  1. ryanhargett April 1, 2012 at 8:17 pm #

    This is something God has spoken to me about recently as well.

    • Jennifer Hope April 3, 2012 at 7:10 pm #

      That’s great! Glad you were able to relate.Thanks for reading!

  2. evanlaar1922 April 1, 2012 at 9:13 pm #

    Great encouragement – the message has to be – God is good, no matter what happens

  3. Desiray April 2, 2012 at 1:01 pm #

    Excellent POST! There are so many people hurting and we need to just show them LOVE it’s the love we show them that will give them hope. God is good.I don’t know what happen to the young friend but I pray GOD brings peace to them all…

    • Jennifer Hope April 3, 2012 at 7:11 pm #

      Thank you so much. She is very much in need of prayer!!

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