God’s Unfailing Mercy

June 3 | Jonah 3:10

“When God saw their actions, indeed they turned from their evil way, then God relented from the calamity that He declared to do to them, and He did not carry it out.” (Jonah 3:10)

Everybody changes their mind from time to time. Sometimes we change our mind because of new information or a new perspective. Other times we’re fickle and just want to try something different. But when God changes his mind it can change your life.

God sent Jonah to tell the Ninevites what he was going to do them. Jonah relished telling them that God was going to destroy them. His archenemies would be wiped off the face of the planet. He warmed up to that message.

But when Jonah told the message to the people of Nineveh they took it to heart and repented. There was a massive revival going on in Nineveh. They had godly sorrow, weeping over their sin and put in their old ways behind them.

Anytime revival happens God reacts in incredible ways. He actually changed his mind about destroying the Ninevites. He accepted their repentance, turning from their sin, and relented from his coming judgment. He does the same thing every time you repent from the wrong paths.

God hears you when you cry out to him. Every time you embrace your relationship with him he comes to you like the father in the parable of the prodigal son. Prayer can change God’s mind.

Action Step: Whether you approach God to put away sin or to ask for his will in your life he is listening and responds with mercy and grace. Seek the Lord in prayer for whatever you need today.

Heavenly Father, I come into your presence and kneel before your throne today. As I bask in your presence I ask you for miracles, strength for trials, and wisdom to know your will and my situations. Thank you for hearing me and walking with me.

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