“365 Days of Praise” ~ Deacon Steve Greco
Psalm 145:8 “The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abound in love.”
We often assess God in the same way we have had our relationship with our earthly father. If our father was stern and difficult, we picture God as unforgiving, holding on to our sins, and punitive.
If we had a loving and forgiving relationship with our father, we can then more readily accept this verse in Psalms.
The reality is that God is love. As love, He does not hold grudges, is always loving and welcoming, is merciful.
Heavenly Father, thank you for filling my heart with Your love. I praise You for giving me a holy earthly father and ask that You always watch over him.
When you got to the Father with your sins and ask for forgiveness, do you understand that His love is so great and He has already forgiven you? He is Father who understands our weakness better than ourselves and so He is already waiting for you to return to him, be ready to forgive yourself when you go to Him!