Psalm _86

Scripture 

 

Psalm 86:15 But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.

 

Observation 

 

Psalm 86 – a prayer of David. 

 

Understanding 

 

The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love!

 

Psalm 103:8

 

The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.

 

Psalm 145:8 

 

The LORD is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love.

 

Jonah 4:2 

 

…for I knew that you are a gracious God and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and relenting from disaster.

The Lord, Yahweh, said this about himself when he met Moses on the mountain in all his POWER and MIGHT! These are the words he chose to identify himself.
 

Exodus 34:6

 

The LORD passed in front of Moses, calling out, “Yahweh! The LORD! The God of compassion and mercy! I am slow to anger and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness.”

 

Application 

 

But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.

 

When I think of all the craziness in my life, I think on this…

But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.

 

When I seek forgiveness of my sins, my daily failures and shortcomings, I think on this…

But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.

 

When I try to comprehend how I can heal from tragedy and trauma, I think on this…

But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.

 

When I am filled with anger, rage, and sadness toward the people that have hurt me, I think on this…

But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.

 

Deborah Lee