We are learning what it means to trust God, even when life hurts. The more we get to know someone, the more we trust them, provided they remain consistent and trustworthy. God is entirely reliable, but we will not actively trust Him when things go wrong if we do not grow in our knowledge of Him.
Yesterday we saw that God’s love is unfailing! Because God loves you completely in Christ, there is nothing you have to do, nothing you must prove, and nothing can separate you from his love! Today I want us to understand that God’s compassion is also unfailing. God cares!
“Though the mountains be shaken, and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken, nor my covenant of peace removed says the LORD, who has compassion on you.” – Isaiah 54:10
Because God’s love is unfailing, he will only allow into our lives the pain and heartache that is ultimately for our good. Yet the grief and pain He brings into our lives is always tempered by His compassion for us.
“Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love.” -Lamentations 3:32
It is not enough to know that God is compassionate; we must understand that God WILL SHOW compassion TO YOU! Whatever affliction you face will be filtered through the tender compassion God has for you.
Paul had received revelations of God’s glory that were so amazing he could not even speak about them. To keep him from becoming proud, God gave Paul a painful “thorn in the flesh.” We don’t know what the “thorn” was, but it was deeply troubling and distressing. Paul begged God three times to remove it, but God said no. Instead, God said, “My grace is sufficient for you” (2 Corinthians 12:9). God brought grief into the life of the Apostle, but he also showed him compassion. He gave Paul the grace and Divine strength to bear the pain.
When you are going through a painful trial, you also can trust that God will provide Divine resources to meet your need. God’s grace is always sufficient at the exact moment it is needed. You do not need to worry today about the trouble you may face tomorrow because our faithful, loving God is compassionate (Matthew 6:34). When the problem arrives, so will God’s Divine grace to help you through.
👉🏽Don’t forget to tune in on Facebook at 6:30 this evening, for our Connection Group Bible Study on the subject of Confrontation.
👉🏽If you missed the Bible Study on Sunday evening, please take time to listen to what Jamie Smith shared with us. A challenging discussion of how God leads his church in the advance of the gospel We are excited for the ministry opportunity that God has opened for Jamie and family in 2021. Here is the link to the message: sermonaudio.com/sermon/61520957535457
Wishing you a blessed Wednesday!