Many cry out, "Where is mercy when I need it?" -But yet, they never gave mercy a chance to change someone else's life because they never forgave...never showed mercy to those in need.
Mercy means giving others a second chance. Mercy forgives. (Ephesians 4:31-32, NIV)"Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another,forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you."
Jude 1:22-23 says, "Show mercy to those who have doubts. Save others by snatching them from the fire of hell. Show mercy to others, even though you are afraid that you might be stained by their sinful lives" (GW).
Mercy is generous and humble. Mercy loves everyone in spite of creed, race or ethic background.
People pray for the worse for others but mercy is patient and gentle. How much more patient can one be with friends, family, strangers? "The wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy"(James 3:17,NIV). Mercy is patient even when you're being stabbed to the chest.
It is impossible to love without mercy! Proverbs 3:27 says, "Whenever you possibly can, do good to those who need it". "[When you] show mercy, do it cheerfully" (Romans 12:8, NIV).
Mercy does not pretend...Mercy should be communicated in what I say, how I say what I say, and how I listen.
Show acts of mercy today, it will come back to you!