Sharing Compassion and Kindness

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Pastor Gearl Spicer, May 19, 2024
Part of Finding Our Way Home

Lamentations 3:19-26

19 Remember my affliction and my wanderings,
    the wormwood and the gall!
20 My soul continually remembers it
    and is bowed down within me.
21 But this I call to mind,
    and therefore I have hope:

22 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
    his mercies never come to an end;
23 they are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness.
24 “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
    “therefore I will hope in him.”

25 The Lord is good to those who wait for him,
    to the soul who seeks him.
26 It is good that one should wait quietly
    for the salvation of the Lord.

Sermon Notes

How do you respond to someone who is suffering?

Compassion recognizes a need and responds with grace and tenderness!

*The Lord’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is your faithfulness. vs.22-23
*The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the person who seeks Him. It is good that he waits silently for the salvation of the Lord. vs.25-26

Home is place with God where we encounter His care and compassion— He meets us at the point of our greatest needs and fulfills His hearts’ desire!

Out of great difficulty, we find amazing affirmation—-
I. Some things never end—vs.22-23
A. Unceasing love—It never lets you go
B. Overwhelming compassion——it always comforts
C. Daily treasures—We awaken with His presence in our lives

II. Faithfulness is the door to hope—vs.24
A. He meets the key needs in our lives
B. He instills hope in our hearts in the midst of uncertainty

III. His goodness is reserved for those who are willing to wait—vs.25-26
A. Waiting allows us to experience His wonder
B. Pursuing Him allows us to encounter his goodness

As we find our way home we will encounter the God of all compassion and kindness! Are you living inside His compassion and kindness?