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A Compassionate Father

September 26, 2020 Lonnie Wibberding
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A Compassionate Father
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A Compassionate Father
Sep 26, 2020
Lonnie Wibberding

A short devotional on Psalms 103:13-14. Want to talk? Send an email to umpquaconnect@gmail.com.

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A short devotional on Psalms 103:13-14. Want to talk? Send an email to umpquaconnect@gmail.com.

Good Morning! I'm your host Lonnie Wibberding, and you are listening to Umpqua Connect. A daily devotional podcast sent out from the beautiful Umpqua Valley of Southern Oregon.

Today is Saturday, September 26, 2020

They say you really can't understand someone unless you walk a mile in their shoes. I think that is true. We are wrapped up in our own joys and pains. Our own stuff, it takes conscious effort to try to understand someone else. To slow down and intentionally spend time understanding someone else's journey.

At one time I sold devotional books door to door. It was a tough job, yet when someone had an opportunity to know more about Jesus, it was rewarding. No one can understand an experience like that unless they've done it.

At times it seems God is far away. We go about life day to day and don't see Him directly. How can He understand what I am going through?

Yet, He does understand. And He is compassionate. He knows our weaknesses and how fragile we are. He has walked in our shoes.

Psalms 103:13-14 says:

Just as a father has compassion on his children,
So the Lord has compassion on those who [d]fear Him.
14 For He Himself knows [e]our frame;
He is mindful that we are but dust.

He understands us. When we make mistakes He knows we are but dust. When we struggle with belief, He knows we are but dust. And when we just don't have strength today, He knows we are but dust.

That's a good God.

Just as a father has compassion on his children,
So the Lord has compassion on those who [d]fear Him.
14 For He Himself knows [e]our frame;
He is mindful that we are but dust.

Thanks for connecting.

May God Bless your day. We'll talk again tomorrow