Gods Care: Psalm 63:7-8

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Because you have helped me,  I sing in the shadow of your wings. I hold on to you tightly.  Your powerful right hand takes good care of me.

Psalm 63:7-8 (NIVR)

       because you have always been my help. In the shadow of your wings I sing for joy.I cling to you, and your hand keeps me safe.

Psalm 63:7-8 (GNT)

Safety, security, comfort, and care are found nestled under the shadow of God’s wing. Happiness abounds, and we cling tightly, singing with joy for we are God’s people. God takes care of us. We are safe in His powerful hands and surrounded by His unconditional love. Jesus is our help in times of need and our hope for days to come. Our salvation.

When have you recieved God’s help and care?

Prayer: Our heavenly Father, we thank you for your help and your guidance. Lord, we praise You for Your care of us. Like the bright blossoms of the aster, we lift our faces toward you. We sing with joy because you love us and take care of us. Let us reflect your glory like the flower petals reflect sunlight. Teach us to rest in your safety Lord, and spread Your love. In Jesus’ name. Amen

Compassion: Isaiah 54:10

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 be removed,” says the LORD, who has compassion on you.

Isaiah 54:10 (NIV)

My word of the year this year is compassion. Surprisingly, it pops up often, usually when I least expect it. When I think of Jesus, I think of compassion, for He is the model of compassion. One definition of compassion; is a feeling you have when you become aware of another’s suffering and feel motivated to relieve that suffering. God has compassion for us. He cares about us and gives us His unfailing love. He wants to help us. However, in turn, we need to take our worries and troubles to Him. To pray and to follow His path of righteousness.
How has dwelling on the word compassion changed me? I have tried to really listen to others and to view everyone as a child of God. Right now, however, I am still a work in progress.

When is it difficult to be compassionate?

Prayer: Dear Lord, we thank you for your unfailing, unshaken love. When a variety of flowers and grasses are grown together, color and beauty increase. Teach us, to grow together in compassion and love. As one flower may be stark, grouping with other flowers makes the results spectacular. Lord, help us, in turn, to work together to achieve harmony and compassion. We thank you for the beauty of our world. In Jesus’s holy name. Amen