Our Gracious and Compassionate Father

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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!


Joel 2:13

Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity.


The Prophet Joel reminds us that if we will be quick to humble ourselves before the Lord, He will always be Gracious and Compassionate toward us in return.


I’m sure you’ve heard the joke about the guy who walks into the doctors’s office and says, “Doctor it hurts when I do this,” while slapping his face. The doctor says, “Don’t do that anymore.” Sometimes we wonder why things aren’t working out while all along we disobey the Lord’s biblical directives. It’s almost as if you can hear the Lord saying, “Don’t do that anymore.” We don’t have to rip our clothes apart, just open our hearts to Him and humble ourselves. In the end, our God longs to forgive us and have ongoing dialogue with us, because He will always be “Our Gracious and Compassionate Father.”


Dear Jesus,

This AM I am quick to open my heart fully to You. I want ongoing communication. I feel Your love today. Amen

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