What Does the Mercy Season Have To Do With Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)?

What Does the Mercy Season Have To Do With

     Reactive Attachment Disorder?



         Greetings! I’m here again with another post I hope will bring insight to the situations you find yourself in. I’m Laurie – the creator of this blog.

My last post was about the shattered heart we call DID. I’m sure you will find something in it to peak your interest. Please check it out.

Today I am going to talk about the Mercy Season. A man named Arthur Burke discovered revelation about the sevens in Biblical scripture and one of these revelations is something called the Mercy Season. Please read further to discover how this applies to Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD).


Mercy Season:

         The Hebrew language is a language of imagery and depth of meaning. It is the language used in the Old Testament written with numbers and symbols to bring a broader understanding to the reader if it is studied to the fullest.

The Greek doesn’t go as far in it’s definitions but theologians say the Old Testament is a fore shadowing of what comes in the New Testament. Arthur Burke has done an in depth study of the sevens in all the scriptures and has found some amazing things. One is the seven seasons.


The Seven Seasons: (Based on Rom. 12:6-8)

  1. Prophetic
  2. Servant
  3. Teacher
  4. Exhorter
  5. Giver
  6. Ruler
  7. Mercy

Arthur Burke has written about how the church goes through these seasons and at this point we are in the midst of the Mercy Season. There are characteristics each season carries. For the sake of keeping this post to a reasonable length – I am only going to share on the Mercy Season. If you want more information on the other seasons – google Arthur Burke and get some of his resources concerning redemptive gifts.


Characteristics of the Mercy Season: 

     In the Mercy Season we can depend on certain characteristics attached to this season and here is a list of what they are:

  1. This is a season about the beauty in creation. We are to enjoy the sights and sounds, fragrances, and rhythm of God’s creation.
  2. The Mercy Season is a time to move slower to absorb the deeper things of life and what is on God’s heart.
  3. We are to soak in God’s presence – taking ample time to be with Him.
  4. This is the season for the presence of God to manifest in all our situations
  5. To purposefully draw closer to God and others with the heart of connecting in relationship
  6. Alignment to God and what is on His heart is important
  7. Is a season of safety

(There are more characteristics but I’m just going to focus on these)


How Does the Mercy Season connect to RAD?

If we are in the season God has established in His timing we are able to tap into the authority of the season. The Mercy Season is a season of rest. It is a season of connection and covenant relationship through spending time with God similar to the seventh day of creation.

On the seventh day of creation God spent the day with Adam and Eve and rested. They had God’s full attention and they fellowshipped together. Imagine the power of resting with the Almighty. It is a Holy time of connectedness and finding rest in the Father’s love.

So, how does this apply to RAD? Well, if you are reading this post and have a RAD child you understand rest is the last feeling which comes to your mind. But, if the Mercy Season is what is on the Father’s heart then invite the Father’s Mercy Season into the atmosphere of your home. Agree with the time and season God is in and welcome the authority the Father carries to cover your home with the anointing of the seventh day of creation. Then see what happens.



I understand this concept is out there for some of you. But if you believe in Father God (the Father of Jesus), don’t you want to be in His season and in alignment with Him in all things? If so, we are in the season of Mercy. Join in the authority of what that means including resting in a relationship with Him.

That’s all for now. Please leave a comment or question. Until next week…