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Merciful and Gracious Is Our God

O how merciful and gracious is our God. He has blessed us with the knowledge of His truth through Christ Jesus our Lord, who lives in us, revealing in us God’s glory. Blessed are we, whom God has called His children.

“But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.”

(Psalms 86:15)

Blessed are we to have God as our loving Father. He is always there waiting for us to lay bare our iniquities at the foot of the cross. His bosom is our resting place. He is our comfort and strength. Great is His mercy, for He is great.

All joy comes from our Lord. He shows us the way to everlasting peace, and He blesses those who look to Him for guidance. Whatever we lack, He provides. He knows what we need before we need it. His grace toward us is bountiful.

Bless the Lord Almighty, king of heaven and earth, for He will never fail us, nor will He abandon us. He considers us heirs and coheirs to all He possesses. O how generous is He to have given so much to us. Merciful and gracious is our God.


Jack Flacco is an author and the founder of Looking to God Ministries, an organization dedicated to spreading the Word of God through outreach programs, literature and preaching.

8 thoughts on “Merciful and Gracious Is Our God

  1. Jack, apologies for something rather off-topic, but have you ever seen the Russian film The Ascent, from 1977? Its a war film set in Belarus that is actually a remarkable religious allegory that you might find interesting. I just watched it yesterday and it was pretty amazing. Well worth a look if you haven’t seen it.

  2. An amazing claim Jack. what percentage of the world, or of believers even, who actually-fully-live out believing that “all joy comes from the Lord”? This has always been a convicting lifestyle claim for me.

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