What God is Like

Psalm 103: 1-14 (NIV)
Praise the Lord, O my soul;
   all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Praise the Lord, O my soul,
   and forget not all his benefits —
who forgives all your sins
   and heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit
   and crowns you with love and compassion,
who satisfies your desires with good things
   so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

The Lord works righteousness
   and justice for all the oppressed.

He made known his ways to Moses,
   his deeds to the people of Israel:
The Lord is compassionate and gracious,
   slow to anger, abounding in love.
He will not always accuse,
   nor will he harbor his anger forever;
he does not treat us as our sins deserve
   or repay us according to our iniquities.
For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
   so great is his love for those who fear him;
as far as the east is from the west,
   so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
As a father has compassion on his children,
   so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him;
for he knows how we are formed,
   he remembers that we are like dust.

As I opened my Bible this morning, I sensed that quiet whisper in my heart lead me to Psalm 103 for my post today.  And that is all.  It’s not my heart to write anything here that doesn’t flow from my heart, so I don’t have anything else.  I believe this is my post for today and I sense it is meant for someone in particular.  I have no idea who…but perhaps you need a picture of what God is like…His compassion and mercy. 

Father, I lift up that person to you now.  Whoever it is, God, I ask that you touch their heart deeply today.  I believe you will help them to feel your presence and love wash over them as they read this prayer.  Whatever this person may be facing, or whatever they may have done, let it become crystal clear in their heart and mind that you are a merciful and forgiving God.  That it is your plan and desire to show us compassion and heal our lives.  I ask you to help the seed of your word to take root in their heart and grow…producing fruit that only comes in the rich soil of knowing you.  In the name of Jesus.


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