By the Mercy of God, We Live

01 Oct

It is the mercy of God that sustains you, even when you hate him.
~Gianna Jessen, abortion survivor

This quote was given by Gianna Jessen in regards to the fact that we cannot make our own heart beat. We have no control over whether we live or die. She’s living proof of that. After a late term saline abortion which should have burned her inside and out, Gianna Jessen was born. What a testimony! God chose to use her to reach other young women who were considering abortion. God chose her to enact a law that would protect babies who were aborted yet still born alive. God chose her to live a victorious life for Him.

Even though this quote was directly related to her speech, it made me think of something else.

It is the mercy of God that sustains you, even when you hate him.
~Gianna Jessen, abortion survivor

I know people who push God away at every single turn. I even have family members that continue to do this. They hate God. They may not say it with their lips, but they hate Him. “Why would a God who is supposed to be loving and who can do anything He wants allow all these horrible things to happen?” “Why wouldn’t God allow me to do something that makes me so happy?” They hate Him and hate what being a Christian stands for.

But even through that hate, God sustains them. He allows their life to continue while He works on their hearts. That is how much He loves us! Even in the moments that we cry out how much we hate Him, He sustains our lives. It is because He is merciful and good. It is because He loves us so much that He sent His only son, His beloved son to die for us!

If He chose to keep an aborted baby alive, think of how much He must love you!

1 Comment

Posted by on October 1, 2010 in Uncategorized


One response to “By the Mercy of God, We Live

  1. Sam

    October 1, 2010 at 10:03 am

    This is so true. God sustains us because everything comes from Him. This makes me think of the prophet Jeremiah. He did so many amazing things for God and for his people. He had been called to the giant task of speaking for God and he hated every single minute of it. We are so blessed to live in the grace of God and to have His love at work in our lives.


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