For He saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that showeth mercy – Romans 9:15-16.
God has revealed to us in His Word everything we need to know about Him and His plan for us. There are some things He has not revealed, however, and there are some things He has revealed that we cannot fully grasp or explain. When we don’t get an explanation or be delivered when we ask Him to deliver us, this is when we must trust Him. Although it may not seem as though the circumstance isn’t changing quick enough.
God is Sovereign, He’s in control, but sometimes, when we’re going through difficult situations, we forget nothing takes Him by surprise. Whether we’re Christians or not, we will go through difficulty times. As Christians, we put our trust in God, knowing He will never allow anything to come into our life we can’t take. When He allows it, then He has empowered us to take what comes our way. There will be times situations can be so intense, we may have anxiety or fear, but that’s the human side of us. Some Christians, would make you think you’re not strong or have enough faith when we go through our human side.
Jesus had to regroup within Himself when He was in the Garden of Gethsemane, He had to pray three times before submitting His human side to the will of God.
And He taketh with Him Peter and James and John, and began to be sore [greatly troubled] amazed, and to be very heavy [deeply distressed] – Mark 14:33.
Although we will never have to go through what Jesus went through, the point is, although He was the Son of God, prior to Him submitting to God’s will, He was reacting to His human side and not His Divine nature.
We’re a tripartite, meaning having three parts; spirit, soul and body. When our spirit has been transformed and conformed to the Word of God, this is how we communicate with Him, and Him with us. Our soul is our mind, will and emotions, and our body is what houses our spirit. All three must come subject to the Word of God and the will of God. God’s mercy is His love towards us empowering us to submit to His will and His Word. God rewards us for our obedience, and sometimes obedience can cause us to hurt emotionally, financially, and feel loneliness, but His mercy will not allow us to be overthrown by what we’re going through. Our waiting and placing our trust in Him comes with victory although it may seem at the time we’re losing the battle.
God’s mercy never runs out for His people, and His love is everlasting.