“But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, and abounding in love and faithfulness” (Psalm 86:15, NIV).

Our greatest comfort is the character of God.  We stray so easily from Him; if He were not gracious, we would have no hope.  But we can always come back to Him, with every need, because He is full of compassion and mercy.

Who do we envision when we pray?  Is it the God who abounds in love and faithfulness, who is slow to anger and ready to give mercy?

Our faith must be stronger than our fear.