Wednesday, May 4

full of compassion

Psalm 78:38-39
But he, being full of compassion, forgave their iniquity, and destroyed them not: yea, many a time turned he his anger away, and did not stir up all his wrath.  For he remembered that they were but flesh; a wind that passeth away, and cometh not again.

So much I want to say about these verses right here!  I am so thankful that my God is full of compassion!  I need his grace EVERY SINGLE DAY!!!  Even now when I look at my prayer journals (when I kept them on and off) I seem to still be praying the same things, like I haven't learned it yet!  But still he forgives me and turns his anger away! 

On that note, I want to have this same compassion for my kids!!  Yesterday was not so good.  I did not turn my anger away! I exploded at my kids, threw toys around and had a little hissy fit!!  I only have them for a little time... I want them to remember me as being full of compassion! ... anybody got some hints on what "works for them"?

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  1. Praise the Lord for His abounding grace! He is so forgiving towards me too every single day! It works so much better for me if I do not react but respond. Take 5 or whatever it takes before dealing with the situation. My response is always better when I do! The times I don't WATCH OUT!

  2. so grateful for His compassion!

    Happy WFW!

  3. I struggle with this too! Sometimes I pretend I am Mister Rogers to make the tone of my voice more gentle and try to think of those understanding things to say. I also remind myself of the story of Jonah: Am I really so very angry? Was I taking the shade of the plant for granted, and now I'm freaking out about a little worm?

  4. I'm so glad the Lord forgives me!! I think we all have these kind of moments. I know that there have been times where I had to go back to my son and ask forgiveness for how I behaved. Sometimes that helps show them that we are sinners too in need of forgiveness.


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