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Thursday, July 31, 2014

8 Bible verses When Your Compassion Run Low

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Psalm 86:15 - "But You, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, Slow to anger and abundant in loving-kindness and truth." 

Like all of God’s attributes, His compassion is infinite and eternal. His compassion never fail; they are new every morning. Compassion is Total Acceptance towards one another. 

Do you feel you lose your compassion sometime?

Sometimes its so difficult to admit. I recently found myself retorting with annoyance and indigence to the tiniest of questions or requests. My split-second first reaction to one of my family members or friends getting (mildly) hurt was not one of concern or compassion but of rolled-eye-annoyance.

I felt awful. My awful attitude was dragging my whole family or the people around down with me, with the woe-is-me-orchestra playing to the very end. 

Upon deep introspection, I realized I was the one to blame for the disappearance of my compassion. I found that I was becoming increasingly self-absorbed and most of my annoyance and lack of tenderness stemmed from my own agenda being interrupted.

Recognizing the source of the issue is great – your source may be different. You may be running on empty having over committed yourself to outside obligations. What really matters is what steps we take to help remedy the situation.

So, let me share with you 8 Verses for When Your Compassion is Running Low:

For me, the first stop must be Scripture. I need to get into the Word and let it do the cleansing work only the Word of God can do.

1) "Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you." Ephesians 4:32

2) Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.” 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

3) Let your compassion come to me that I may live, for your law is my delight.” Psalm 119:77

4) Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” Colossians 4:6

5) A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” Proverbs 15:1

6) Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.” Colossians 3:12-14

 7"Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy,  brotherly love,  a tender heart, and  a humble mind." 1 Peter 3:8

8) "As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace:" 1 Peter 4:10  

What Bible verses help you when your Compassion Tank is low? 

Here is a Short story I read awhile ago - "Between a rock and the Love of God"  A story sweetly captured between a husband and wife exhibiting the total acceptance of Compassion.


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