The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. – (Psalm 103:8, NIV)
The Lord is kind and merciful. He is patient and full of love. – (Psalm 103:8, ERV)
Lord, You’re so kind and tenderhearted and so patient with people who fail You! Your love is like a flooding river overflowing its banks with kindness. – (Psalm 103:8, TPT)
The more we are aware of the goodness of God, the more readily we are able to extend the same to those around us. Though we don’t deserve it, the Lord extends kindness, patience and love to us. He forgives our faults and failures, picks us up, dusts us off, and equips us to keep moving forward in the direction to which we have been called. The kindness and compassion that we have experienced becomes the very thing that flows out of us when we recognize all that we have been given. May we take time to count our blessings and observe the goodness of God in our lives, and seek Him to extend the same to all those around us.
With kindness and grace,
The Lord’s full of love;
Freely He gives us,
Through goodness above.
Though we can’t earn it,
With mercy, He gives;
Each day that we live.
It is by His grace,
That we do the same;
Equipped well to love,
Let’s honor His Name.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You pour out Your kindness, goodness and grace, and that You are patient with our shortcomings. Thank You that You call us to do the same with those around us. Forgive us for the times that we have not chosen to love well. Teach us to trust and depend on You, so that we give the goodness and grace to which we are called. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we recognize Your overwhelming goodness and give from the overflow of all that You have given. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of His mercy. – Titus 3:4-5a