THE LORD IS FULL OF COMPASSION
We serve a God who is full of compassion. His compassion fails not. He never ever turns His back on us. Someone has said He was there all the time. His love and mercy keeps us day by day. He hurts when we hurt, He feels our pain, He sees our sorrows, and He wipes away our tears. No one but no one can love Him the way He loves us. His love is unfailing. If you are weary and worn today or feeling isolated and all alone, then read these words in Psalm 78:38:
“But He, being full of compassion, forgave their iniquity, And did not destroy them. Yes, many a time He turned His anger away, And did not stir up all His wrath;”
Here the psalmist speaks from the depths of his heart as he declares God is full of compassion. When God could have destroyed the people He did not turn to them with anger, but rather He blessed them with His compassion and took pity on them. He turned from giving them His wrath to giving them His mercy. God had every reason to be angry with them, but He held back His anger even though they were rebellious and turned on Him. Read this entire psalm and you will see the comparison between the people and God. The nation was wayward but God was faithful. How true that is today. Not only is our nation wayward, but we as His people can also be wayward at times. Thank God today that He has compassion on us. That ought to be reason to shout. Take the time to thank Him for the compassion He showers on us day by day. All glory and honor belong to Him.