There are times when a person is wrong. He or she knows that they are wrong. A lie has been told or some other grievous act carried out against another person. A guilty conscious bothers them. The other person decides to not hold it against them. Forgiveness and kindness are extended. This is mercy in action.
Mercy is when a person does not get what is deserved. God extends mercy every day. His anger and wrath could be poured out. Intercessory prayers of repentance and sorrow bring mercy instead of punishment. God sent Jesus as mercy to mankind because of sin. Jesus intercedes for His believers so that they can receive mercy. Salvation by believing in Jesus Christ is mercy from death.
Challenge: Believer, others may do you very wrong and deserve the consequence. Be like God, the Father and Jesus, extend mercy. Mercy will be there in your need!