Over at Medium, I’ve posted a reflection on Jesus’ call to love your enemies. Important for Christians to bear in mind, in these days of strife.
Ever-Giving God, thank you for all the blessings of the day. Thank you for life and mercies anew; thank you for hope and salvation; thank you for your providential care and protection; thank you for the privilege of prayer. Watch me in the night as in the day, I ask. Be my shield and my defense, my strength and song. Keep me and comfort me with your love and faithfulness, God of my salvation—Amen.
“The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.” (James 5:11, NIV)
How badly we need these words.
God is compassionate. God has mercy on those who cry out to Him.
Do you know this? Do you believe it? God is full of compassion and mercy. When your spirits are low and your heart is afraid, when you suffer and struggle, run to Him. He does not turn away the hurting, or reject those who cry out to Him.
Seek the Lord when you are in need. His depths of compassion are unfathomable, His breadth of mercy immeasurable. God is kind and gentle. God is love.
May God be your comfort and peace in every trouble.