God's Compassions

Friday, March 1, 2019
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Romans 8:28 – We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. (NIV)

One bitterly cold morning, when I had an early appointment at a hospital a distance from home, I got into my car in my garage and turned the key — only a flash of red light. I tried several times, but no start. I walked toward my kitchen door to go in and call for help, but was given a sudden urge: I stopped, turned back to my car and tried again. And it went, getting me the sixteen miles on time.

After the appointment, I got into my car in the parking lot. Not even a flash. A nearby man took extension cables from the back of his truck and boosted my car. It started immediately. Knowing that my battery was very old, I drove directly to a hardware that installed a new battery. All was well. Safe home.

God loves to bestow blessings upon His people. I thank Him for these: the urge to try again, the placing of the kind man and his truck with booster cables near my car, and that I got safely to the hardware, then home.

Hymns celebrate such goodness of our Lord:

    Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father;
    There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
    Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not;
    As Thou hast been, Thou forever wilt be.

    Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness!
    Morning by morning new mercies I see.
    All I have needed Thy hand hath provided;
    Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

And we are all challenged in this one:

    Count your blessings; name them one by one,
    And it will surprise you what the Lord has done.

Prayer: Thank You, Lord, for Your unfailing goodness in meeting all of our needs. Above all, we thank You for giving us Your beloved Son to live on earth, as a human being with us human beings, then to die to cancel out all of our sins and give us eternal life. Lord, cause us to glorify You in all of our living. Amen.

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Isabel Allison
Roland, Manitoba, Canada

1 Comment

  • PresbyCan Feedback says:

    Thanks for sharing, Isabel.

    Thank you, Isobel, for sharing this blessing.

    How many times does this kind of thing happen to us? God is good!

    Amen, amen, amen Isabel!

    Our God is amazing! He surely is faithful as the hymn says. Blessings on your weekend, Isabel.

    Amen, God gives his children “eyes to see”!
    Thank you for your devotional.

    Dear Isabel,
    What a “chin-lifter”! Thank you for sharing.

    Thank You Isabel, we are God’s children only by His forgiving grace,

    Oh, those urges! Are we ever in trouble if we ignore one!
    Thanks for the encouragement.

    Thank you, Isabel, for this wonderful message!

    Thank you, Isabel, for sharing this experience with us in your devotional. It’s wonderful how God takes care of us. Blessings.

    Thank you for making a memorable devotional from cold weather, doctor’s appointments and a failing car battery. I do love reading about real things in everyday life.

    Thank You Lord, for Your unfailing goodness in meeting all of our needs. No words were ever more true. Thanks for reminding me of that. May the lord Bless you.

    Good Morning Isabel,
    Thank you for your devotional.
    The 2 hymns you included are such meaningful favorites of mine, and your prayer sums up so well, God’s Compassions. Thanks again!

    This is a lovely devotional Isabel. Yes, we can always “taste and see that the Lord is good”! He fills our every need, is His own way, and it is in His timing.
    Blessings on your day today!

    This devotional warms my heart as I too have experienced God’s goodness in cases similar to these. So thankful we serve a faithful and good God!!!
    God bless.

    Thank you, Isabel
    It is amazing when we count our blessings to see what God has done, how much compassion we see that God has shown us. What sweet fellowship your devotion has reminded me of. Both of those songs are old favorites of mine.

    Thank for your devotional and sharing how the Lord provided and how the hymns speak to our hearts. It reminded me of Psalm 117:2 (NIV) as it makes it so clear…”For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever.” And 1 Thess. 5:24 (NKJ) “He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.” Keep on sharing your devotionals.

    Hi Isabel, Thank you for the devotional. You don’t get all complicated, only sincere and positive, I like both of the hymns. In our mission group there are only 4 of us and rarely will we dare to sing hymns …. so we read the ones suggested and I am always fascinated how different it is to read a hymn than to sing it. The meaning seems to shine out in a bigger way.

    Good morning Isabel,
    Thank you for this morning’s devotional. Yes, our Lord is so ever ready to be there for us and we need be so thankful for is constant presence in our lives.
    Blessings to you,

    Thanks for sharing Isabel.
    You made me feel joy for the much that we enjoy and gratitude.

    Thanks, Isabel for such a good reminder of the wonderful ways God directs our paths.

    Isabel, thank you for this message. Wonderful read. Your God is a God of grace.
    Your story made me think of me this morning. I got my car stuck in the snow. It would not move, forward or backward. I needed to get out and I did not want my wife or I to push. We both have to be careful.
    I went out a couple of hours later and was able to move it forward. This gave me enough space to get some reverse momentum, and I simply drove out. Praise be to God.
    Love reading the daily devotionals. They resonate with me and my journey with the Lord.

    Thank you, Isabel! Yes, God is even behind the urge to try again. Thanks for your reminder of His faithfulness and provision.

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