by | Jul 23, 2021 | Compassion, Forgiveness, God's Hands, Helping, Kindness

“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other just as in Christ God forgave you.” (Ephesians 4:32 NKJV)

“Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” (Lamentations 3:22-23 NKJV)

What does it mean to have compassion?

According to google compassion is “A sympathetic pity and concern for the suffering or misfortunes of others.”

But do I really have compassion for others?

I like to think I do. I try to. Ok. Most of the time.

But there are those people that just get under your skin. They just rub you the wrong way. Many years ago when I was on the ambulance service, there was a certain person who liked me. At first. Then when she saw me making friends with others, she got jealous. I had a relationship with them that she didn’t. She quit the service later and started spreading rumors all over town about me. I avoided her every chance I got. Then one day, her son killed himself. I did feel compassion for her. I sent her a sympathy card. I ran into her several months later and she was actually very nice to me.

God shows compassion to us every day. He loves us unconditionally. Oh, if only we could love that way. But God does. He has provided ways out for us. If we mess up, I guess I should say when we mess up, He forgives us. He shows His compassion to us by giving us the option of repenting and having our sins forgiven. If you see someone who could use a little compassion, share a smile, say hi to them. That might be all they need, to know someone cares.

So if you are in need of a little compassion, repent. Talk to God. He is all we really need.

Have a great day everyone.

Kathy Keller
Writer and Prayer warrior with Answers2Prayer Ministries
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