“And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.”
(Luke 17: 13)
That is the Focal Scripture of Streams of Joy Devotional today.
In our Focal Scripture, the ten lepers cried out to Jesus for mercy. The word ‘mercy’ comes from a Greek word ‘racham’, which means ‘compassion’. The compassion of men expresses pity for the sufferings of whosoever is being shown compassion, but it doesn’t necessarily solve the issue.
When the ten lepers asked Jesus for mercy, He didn’t just show pity; He turned their situation around. He saw what was wrong and He made it right; He saw their pain and replaced it with joy and gladness. He saw a stubborn issue and He gave them a testimony.
Friend, ask God to show you compassion for every issue that has caused you pain and tears. Ask God to show you mercy that deals with stubborn issues and brings testimonies out of them. Ask God to show you compassion that replaces tears with celebration.
Both the issues that came upon you and the ones you brought upon yourself can be turned around by the mercy of God. Men may have shown you pity on account of your issues, but it’s time to ask God for mercy.
The lepers asked for mercy, and they got their healing. As you ask God for mercy, you shall have solutions for all your troubles and pains.
Psalm 25 vs. 6 sums it up: “Remember, O LORD, thy tender mercies and thy lovingkindnesses; for they have been ever of old”.
Pray With Me: Lord, show me mercy for every issue that has caused me pain and shame, in Jesus’ name!
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