Go Easy…on yourself!

 

I came across a verse that encourages me because it tells me that God understands me better than anyone else yet He loves me, is patient with me and is compassionate towards me when I sin and fail!

 Psalm 78:35-39, “35 And they remembered that God was their rock, and the high God their redeemer. 36 Nevertheless they did flatter him with their mouth, and they lied unto him with their tongues. 37 For their heart was not right with him, neither were they stedfast in his covenant. 38 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. 39 For he remembered that they were but flesh; a wind that passeth away, and cometh not again.”

 Time and time again even though I falter and fail, even though I am sometimes too harsh on myself God is forgiving and compassionate.  When we come to Him with a repentant heart and a dependent spirit He comes along side and forgives our sin, relieves our burden, and eases our grief.  That is if we let Him.  Sometimes we are too hard on ourselves and beat ourselves up when we sin and fail.  Be sensitive to sin, ask God for forgiveness and then receive his cleansing, compassion, and teaching. 

Thank you God that you know me and yet you love me and forgive me when I fail you.  You then restore me to serve you and experience you another day!

Are you thankful for God’s forgiveness and compassion in your life?  Are you experiencing it?  Leave a comment!

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3 thoughts on “Go Easy…on yourself!

  1. Emily Ramondetta says:

    Great thoughts. It was a real encouragement to read! Thank you.

  2. MARTHA WATERS says:

    Thank you pastor, loved your preaching on Sunday morning!

  3. jim nickles says:

    Psalms 78:35-39, great verses,Thankful for a loving and forgiving God.

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