His Mercy Is More by Nic Bancroft

Nic Bancroft   -  

He will again have compassion on us

he will tread our iniquities underfoot

You will cast all our sins

into the depths of the sea

– Micah 7:19

I have gone through seasons in my life where I have felt distant from God. Not so much that I don’t believe that God isn’t there, but more that I am not worthy of His love for me. Thoughts of doubt and straight up disobedience, directly staring at my sin, and wonder why God would still extend mercy to a person who constantly chooses the wrong thing. Every. Single. Time. Surely, there comes a point where God throws up His hands and says, “I can’t do this anymore with this guy.”

I need to be reminded that God’s mercy is new every morning (Lam 3:22-23). I need reminded that while yes, I am the worst sinner I know, my God’s mercy is greater than my sin. I need reminded that the blood of Christ IS sufficient to cover all of my sin (Eph 1:7, Heb 10:14, 2 Cor 12:9). I need reminded to trust that God really has removed our transgressions as far as the east is from the west (Ps 103:12).

If you are married you know that thing that happens when your spouse is telling you something over and over and you don’t listen. But then a friend or random person says the same exact thing and it strikes you differently and you listen? (Please tell me it’s not just me). I think our singing in our Sunday Worship Services can have the same effect. Colossians 3:16 tells us, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.”  The songs that we sing TOWARDS each other and WITH each other remind us and encourage us. When I hear a person around me singing, at times it is like they are speaking those words directly to me.

This Sunday, we are going to learn a new song by Matt Papa and Matt Boswell called “His Mercy is More”.

LYRICS:

What love could remember no wrongs we have done?
Omniscient, all-knowing, He counts not their sum
Thrown into a sea without bottom or shore
Our sins they are many, His mercy is more!

Praise the Lord, His mercy is more!
Stronger than darkness, New every morn’
Our sins they are many, His mercy is more!

What patience would wait as we constantly roam?
What Father so tender is calling us home?
He welcomes the weakest, the vilest, the poor
Our sins they are many, His mercy is more!

What riches of kindness He lavished on us?
His blood was the payment His life was the cost
We stood ‘neath a debt we could never afford
Our sins they are many, His mercy is more!

In each section of the song there is a repeated line “our sins they are many, His mercy is more”. Oh, how I need this reminder! Oh, how I need my brothers and sisters in Christ to sing this encouragement over me! It’s a reminder that while sin can feel overwhelming at times, God’s mercy is more. When my disobedience is never-ending, neither is God’s mercy towards me. I need to hear these words sung over me. You might need to hear these words sung over you. The person sitting in the row ahead of you might very well need to hear these words sung over them.

So this Sunday, sing loudly – Our sins they are many, His mercy is more!