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 dust. The life of mortals is like grass, they flourish like a flower of the field; the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more. But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children, with those who keep his covenant and remember to obey his precepts. – Psalm 103:13-18
Dear Heavenly Father,
I find great comfort in knowing that you see my weakness and have compassion on me instead of judgement. I love your comparison as a father with his children. I am a father and I love my kids in spite of all their weaknesses. I will never turn my back on them and you tell me that you are a 1000 times less likely to turn your back on me. My life is so short here on earth. Thank you for reminding me that I have a place in your heart and your heaven. It gives me comfort in the face of the brevity of life and the weaknesses that cause me to live messy in it.
Pastor Don Patterson
God is a great dad, always loving, always molding, always listening to us.