Linkin Park is right...we all need mercy. The question is, where is that kind of mercy available. Who is willing and able to offer what we so desperately need? Their song reminds me of this prayer found in the Psalms:
"May your mercy come quickly to meet us,
for we are in desperate need.
Help us, O God our Savior,
...for the glory of your name;
deliver us and forgive our sins
for your name’s sake." (Psalm 79:8-9)
Here is the awesome reality for those who turn to God for mercy…
“Then I acknowledged my sin to you
and did not cover up my iniquity.
I said, “I will confess
my transgressions to the Lord”—
and you forgave
the guilt of my sin.” – Psalm 32:5
Have you turned to God for mercy? You know, you don't have to carry around the guilt of your sin, not even for one more second. Turn to Jesus...he is ready, willing, and able (the only one by the way) to forgive.