I just came across the following three paragraphs, words I penned some ten years ago. But now, ten years later, I’m the one who needs the words.
It’s a good thing Psalm 103:8-14 is forever true…
The Lord is compassionate and merciful,
slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love.
He will not constantly accuse us,
nor remain angry forever.
He does not punish us for all our sins;
he does not deal harshly with us, as we deserve.
For his unfailing love toward those who fear him
is as great as the height of the heavens above the earth.
He has removed our sins as far from us
as the east is from the west.
The Lord is like a father to his children,
tender and compassionate to those who fear him.
For he knows how weak we are;
he remembers we are only dust.
I love him so much (crying now).
Written circa 2009 - Recently at church we sang "...hear the sound of hearts returning to You." Tears sprang to my eyes as I pictured broken people, hurting people - people I know and love - returning to a merciful God; to a God Whose arms are always out-streched and ready to accept his wayward saint.
Isaiah 44:21b-22 (nlt) says "I, the Lord, made you, and I will not forget you. I have swept away your sins like a cloud. I have scattered your offenses like the morning mist. Oh, return to me, for I have paid the price to set you free.”
Can you see Jesus standing before you with a look of compassion in His eyes; waiting for you to return to Him after some sin has caused a breach in your relationship? Run to Him. Let Him clean you up. He's anxious to restore your heart and make you new again today.