Ask for Mercy

We all know that there is nothing impossible for God.  He made the earth from nothing.  He made man from the dust of the earth.  He made the stars and the heavens.  He made the moon and the sun.  He parted the Red Sea and the Jordan River.  I could go on, but you get the point.  Nothing is impossible with Him.  He is able to…  Well, you can finish the sentence with your own words, and it will be a true statement.

Still, sometimes we find it difficult to find comfort in simply knowing that He is able to do anything while believing He will do an impossible thing for us.  This is a problem we have with our faith.  When our faith is based on what we believe He will do, we limit the effectiveness of our faith.  Scripture tells us that two blind men followed Jesus, crying out to Him saying, “Son of David, have mercy on us.”  It is interesting that the two men did not specifically ask Jesus to restore their sight.  Instead, they asked Him to have mercy on them.  I believe faith told them Jesus could see that they could not see.  Faith also told them Jesus knew that because they were blind, they also had many other issues besides their lack of sight.  So, they begged Jesus to have mercy on them.

In Matthew 9:28-30 scripture says Jesus responded to the men saying, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?”  The men responded, yes Lord.  Then He touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith let it be to you.”  Instead of asking what they wanted Him to do, Jesus asked whether they had faith enough to believe that He was able to do whatever was needed to show them mercy.

Then, Jesus said to them, “According to your faith let it be done unto you.”  According to what you have been able to believe, that is what Jesus will give to you.  The men believed Jesus was able to grant them the mercy of restoring their sight, and so it was done for them.  It is important that we understand faith works best when it first seeks the grace and mercy of God to act on our behalf simply because we know He will always be merciful and full of grace and Love towards us.

It is always okay for us to go to God in prayer and make our requests known to Him.  If you need healing, you should go to Him and ask for healing.  If someone you know needs healing, you should go to Him and ask healing for that person.  If you need work, you should go to Him in and ask Him for work.  But you should go to Him in a state of faith and belief that first asks that He be merciful on you and your situation.  When you do this, your faith will be stronger because God will always give you grace and mercy and Love even if He chooses not to fix your problem.

The blind men knew what they were doing.  They knew Jesus was able to do anything, that He could even restore their sight, but they asked for something more.  They asked for Jesus’s mercy.  They wanted their sight to be restored as an act of mercy bestowed upon them.  Because of their faith, they got all that they wanted.  So, learn to see your situation not as just problems or needs.  Instead, learn to see your situation as opportunities to strengthen your faith by simply asking God to have mercy on you.  When you approach Him in this way, He will touch your life, and according to your faith it will be to you.  Live a Delivered Life.  Love you.