An associate of a renowned man of God tried to eavesdrop on his prayers to check what the content was and to learn the secret of his exploits in ministry. To his surprise, the man of God was simply crying, “Mercy, Lord!,” all through his prayer time. He must have learnt something about the wonders of mercy.

Friend, there are wonders of mercy. Actually, mercy is a critical requirement for the fulfilment of destiny. God has planned that you would not become what you have been ordained to become without it. We all need the Margin of Mercy. Perhaps David became great because of “the sure mercies of David” (Isaiah 55:3, Acts 13:34).

Contrary to what some people might think, mercy is not only meant for those who have done wrong. Mercy is not only for the weak and sinful. It is also for the strong and saintly. It is for those who learn to yield both their strength and weakness to God (2 Corinthians 12:10).

We must never posture as though we would get ahead in life based on merit alone. Merit is good, but mercy is better. The best of man is still man. In Christ, we are Vessels of Mercy. God has made provision for mercy so we can achieve beyond what our best efforts can afford us (Romans 9:15-16, 23).

Mercy is God’s provision for your mess. Whereas Justice is getting what you deserve, Grace is getting what you don’t deserve, but Mercy is NOT getting what you deserve. If not for Christ, we deserved judgment and punishment, but mercy said, “No!” because Christ took our place on the cross (Isaiah 53:3-5, James 2:13). By mercy, we have been pulled out of the mess of sin and judgement (Ephesians 2:4-8).

We have a daily invitation to God’s mercy. God’s mercies are new every morning (Lamentation 3:22-23, Hebrews 4:16). Mercy precedes Grace and Help. It is the answer to our weaknesses and insufficiencies. It is God’s provision for miraculous living. It is mercy that can give you what you don’t merit (2 Samuel 9:1-13). In Christ, God has shown you mercy. Tap into it today and fulfil destiny! Amen.

‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria