Jesus feels compassion for your pain

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Luke 7 JESUS FEELS COMPASSION FOR YOUR PAIN As [Jesus] drew near to the gate of the town, behold, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow, and a considerable crowd from the town was with her.  And […]

Jesus has compassion for you

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Matthew 9 JESUS HAS COMPASSION FOR YOU And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the Kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction.  When He saw the crowds, He had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, […]

Affections Unrestricted

 What sorts of “affections” does Jesus call us to? “You are not restricted by us, but you are restricted in your own affections.  In return (I speak as to children) widen your hearts also.” -2 Corinthians 6:12-13 The spirit of religion is all about restriction.  “Don’t do this.”  “Avoid them.”  “Stay away from that.”  In […]

God still loves you when you’re weak

Scripture Notes on Psalm 103 As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear Him. For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust. (Psalm 103:13-14) Nobody really has it all together. No one is strong all the time. Nobody can always be at their […]

How to Keep Relationships Alive in Spite of Controversy

Have you ever damaged a relationship because of disagreement?  Consider this… Compassion is an antidote to controversy.  It empowers you to hold different perspectives from another person and still have peace between you.  Here’s why. True compassion goes hand-in-hand with humility.  It does not arrogantly look down on people as fools if they see things […]

Jesus the Troublemaker

Have you ever noticed that sometimes Jesus is a troublemaker? Jesus said to [the invalid], “Get up, take up your bed, and walk.” And at once the man was healed, and he took up his bed and walked. Now that day was the Sabbath. So the Jews said to the man who had been healed, […]

Jesus’ Tears

Jesus doesn’t cry much, but when He does, what does it mean?
“And when He drew near and saw [Jerusalem], He wept over it, saying, ‘Would that you, even you, had known on this day the things that make for peace!  But now they are hidden from your eyes.'” -Luke 19:41-42