The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger and rich in faithful love. – (Psalm 103:8, HCSB)
The Lord is kind and merciful. He is patient and full of love. – (Psalm 103:8, ERV)
The Eternal is compassionate and merciful. When we cross all the lines, He is patient with us. When we struggle against Him, He lovingly stays with us – changing, convicting, prodding. – (Psalm 103:8, VOICE)
In the same way that the Lord is compassionate, gracious, patient and full of faithful love for us, we ought to be the same for others. God shows us the way to love one another as He loves each of us so well. Even when we fall short or fail miserably, He remains present to show us how to do and be better. His kindness leads us to repentance and real change. May we ever seek the Lord to show us the ways we are meant to go, and lead us to love one another as He loves us all.
Full of compassion,
And gracious His love;
Hope from God above.
In our own struggle,
Still the Lord stays near;
To grant us His strength,
And take away fear.
Lead us Lord Jesus,
To love as You do;
Your grace makes us new.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You are compassionate and gracious, patient and rich in faithful love. Thank You that You lead, correct and direct us in the ways we are meant to go when we seek and submit to You. Forgive us for our shortcomings and our lack of faith. Teach us to trust in You completely. Lead us in Your compassionate and gracious love so that we might love those around us with patience and faithful love. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we seek You to lead and love us through all things. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
This God, our God forever and ever – He will always lead us. – Psalm 48:14