The Journey with Ron Moore

Compassion and Grace

Psalm 86:14-17  
Arrogant foes are attacking me, O God; ruthless people are trying to kill me—they have no regard for you. But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness. Turn to me and have mercy on me; show your strength in behalf of your servant; save me, because I serve you just as my mother did. Give me a sign of your goodness, that my enemies may see it and be put to shame, for you, LORD, have helped me and comforted me.

Lord, You are compassionate. Compassion is a deep feeling of sympathy with the desire and ability to do something about it. God’s compassion for us sent Jesus to the cross to bear our sins.

Lord, You are gracious. Grace is a free gift with no strings attached. We can’t earn it and we don’t deserve it.

Lord, You are slow to anger. God knows exactly what we are made of. That is why He is patient with us.

Lord, You are abounding in love. God demonstrated His abounding love in this—while our backs were turned on Him He sent His Son to die for us.

Lord, You are faithful. God’s promises are true and certain. He will never go back on His word.

Lord, You are merciful. In God’s grace He gives us what we don’t deserve. In God’s mercy He doesn’t give us what we do deserve.

Father, thank You for Your compassion and grace. Thank You for Your patience, love, and faithfulness. Thank You for Your great mercy—not giving me what my sins deserve. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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