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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Stirring Up Compassion

"Come to Me when you are weak and weary...your weakness....draws Me closer to you, because weakness stirs up My compassion...allow Me to bless you richly..." (235)
I often long to be better equipped or do much more than I am able to accomplish...wishing I had more strength or energy, wisdom, creativity, talent and other resources. Today's passage encourages me..."He will not break a bruised reed, and He will not put out a smoldering wick..." (Isaiah 42:3)
So when I am feeling bruised or my flame is dim and smoldering, He draws in closer. He does not deal harshly with those who feel inadequate, yet are sincerely seeking after Him. What a wonderful comfort! What a safe place to land when I need a haven!
May I be so stirred with compassion for other bruised hearts around me who are also on a spiritual pilgrimage. He really knows "how difficult (our) journey has been."
Alittle Bruised, Alot Blessed...dmc


  1. This makes me think of the scripture 2 Corinthians 12:9a, But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." When I am "bruised and my flame is dim" I know God will strengthen me by drawing close and relighting my flame!

  2. “Do not compare yourself with others…Their journeys have been different from yours, and I have gifted them with abundant energy. I have gifted you with fragility…”. Fragility is a gift?!!! That’s hard for me to understand “…but the Spirit is here to help us…” Romans 8:26 (CEV)
    Dawn, when I read your comments on Isaiah 42:3, it helped me grasp the meaning of that passage—comfort and a safe place to land. Thank you for that encouragement.

  3. So many of us are on a more fragile journey and riddled with weaknesses! We are all in good company on this rigorous journey! He's with us!