Memory Verse: Lamentations 3:31–33: Day 2
“The Lord will not cast off forever, but, though he cause grief, he will have compassion according to the abundance of his steadfast love; for he does not afflict from his heart or grieve the children of men.” –Lamentations 3:31–33
God has absolute sovereign freedom to bestow compassion on those he chooses. He does however promise to show compassion on at least two groups of people; those who confess and forsake their sin, and those who fear him.
He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper, But he who confesses and forsakes them will find compassion. (Proverbs 28:13 NASB)
Just as a father has compassion on his children, So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him. (Psalms 103:13 NASB)
If you have found that you are in a season of grief today, remember that our God has a abundance of steadfast love. He does not afflict from his heart, and declares that he will show compassion on those who confess, and forsake their sin, and on those who fear him. You may not be afflicted on account of those two things (like Job), but it is a great place to start receiving mercy.