The Lord is merciful and compassionate, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. The Lord is good to everyone. He showers compassion on all his creation.
Webster’s defines the words “Merciful” and “Compassionate” as follows:
- Merciful—Bringing someone relief from something unpleasant.
- Compassionate—Feeling or showing sympathy and concern for others.
1. God says in His Word, that He is “Merciful.”—Life can get hard, difficult and unpredictable at times. As a matter of fact, we are all in one of those time now with Coronavirus around the world. None of us are immune from the trials and tribulations of life. However, God reminds us that He is Merciful and He brings relief from our unpleasant circumstances.
As a matter of fact, God tells us in Lamentations 22-23, “The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is His faithfulness; His mercies are new each morning.”
God’s mercies are new for you each and every morning. You’re not living on yesterday’s mercies, and not tomorrow’s, but today’s! They are new every single morning.
2. God reminds us that He is “Compassionate.”—The world around us can be cruel and hard at times. Many can be heartless, mean, ruthless, vicious, evil, unforgiving and unkind—showing no compassion whatsoever. However, God reminds us in Isaiah 30:18, “So the Lord waits for you to come to Him so He can show you His love and compassion. For the Lord is a faithful God.”
Did you catch that? God wants to show you His “Love and Compassion.” Simply because God IS love. Can I remind you to run to Him today. He is waiting to show you His compassion. He created you and He loves you.
Rest in God’s great Mercy and Compassion, today. He is waiting just for you!
Be Worth Being,
Kevin Burrell has worked in professional baseball as both a player and MLB scout for the past 39 years, and currently serves as an area scouting supervisor. Kevin was drafted in the 1st round of the 1981 free agent amateur draft (25th selection overall), and played ten years of professional baseball with four different organizations. He and his wife, Valerie, live in Sharpsburg, Ga.
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