Helping someone has its limit. Our patience has a boundary. When we reach it, we know it. Compassion also has its end. That’s where we say to ourselves enough is enough. I’m not going there again.
Those are human thoughts, not divine thoughts. Our wonderful God, the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit have compassions that fail not (Lamentations 3:22 NKJV). In these three words, “Compassions fail not” speak with authority and have an emphatic meaning.
The Lord’s mercies are new every morning before we get up. They are ready for us. Waiting for us. That’s faithfulness. Only God could be like that all the time.
Our Lord never sleeps or rests, nor does he go on vacation. He’s always full of compassion for His children. His kindness knows no limits. But we humans have our boundaries. When someone crosses us, we tend to think or say, “You made your bed. Now lie in it. You deserve the repercussions for your decision, so don’t expect me to bail you out. Instead, live and learn from it.”
The Lord remembers we are flesh (Psalm 78:38,39). And in our flesh, we mess up. But God is still compassionate toward us. He’s willing to forgive if we are not too stubborn to ask. Why is it so hard to admit we are wrong? Is it because we often sin in our lack of compassion toward others?
Compassion is something that we can expand. With patience and thoughtfulness, we can learn compassion. This attribute will prevent a lot of hurts. Show the world that God can work through us to make our world a better place.