The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. – (Psalm 145:8, NIV)
The Lord is kind and merciful, patient and full of love. – (Psalm 145:8, ERV)
You are kind and tenderhearted to those who don’t deserve it and very patient with people who fail You. Your love is like a flooding river overflowing its banks with kindness. – (Psalm 145:8, TPT)
I am so grateful that these attributes of God are true, as He does not place conditions on His love for us. It is a very good thing, as I know that I have not been the best version of myself lately, for pain and exhaustion do not breed patience in me. In spaces where I have gone in expecting the worst simply because of my own shortcomings, God has provided His loving kindness in unexpected ways. He has granted patience that I have not deserved and flooded me with His kindness in moments that I needed it most. May we ever turn in trust to He who is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love.
Even at our worst,
His kindness prevails;
For the love of God,
Will not ever fail.
He’s patient and kind,
Full of mercy too;
Slow to get angry,
His grace gets us through.
With great compassion,
He gives love away;
He floods us with grace.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You love us whether we deserve it or not. Thank You that You are patient and full of love. Thank You that You flood us with Your kindness and love, even when we fail You miserably. Forgive us for our lack of faith that gets us in a frenzy over our circumstances, rather than keeping our eyes and hearts securely set on You. Teach us to trust You more, so that we would continue to hope and trust in You no matter what we see or are experiencing in the moment. Show us how to love those around us in a way that gives grace, compassion and kindness where it is needed most. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we praise You for Your kindness, faithfulness and love for us at all times. Amen.
Your righteousness reaches to the skies, O God, You who have done great things. Who, O God, is like You? – Psalm 71:19