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Lack of Compassion

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(Luke 7:13) “When the Lord saw her, he felt compassion for her. He told her, ’You can stop crying.’”

(Mark 1:41) “And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, ‘I will; be thou clean.’”

(Matthew 9:36) “But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.”

(Isaiah 42:3) “A crushed reed he will not break, and a fading candle he won’t snuff out. He’ll bring forth justice for the truth.”

 

 

How do you react when you see a homeless person begging on the street corner? Do you think they are a burden to society or do you give them something, being aware that they will probably use it for alcohol and that most of them are in this situation by choice? I am aware that this is not true for third-world countries where overpopulation, political corruption, and social segregation don’t give them options to get out of poverty.

Most of us have become immune to the suffering around us. The amount of evil that we are exposed to through TV and social media slowly hardens our hearts. Think about it. Have you noticed how you have become immune to the number of deaths from Covid, even though the number seems to increase daily? Immune to the thousands of families that have to wait daily in line for hours to get some free food. We have accepted it as part of life and no longer get moved with compassion for those in difficult situations because of the pandemic.

Our minds have become numb to human suffering through all the violence we see on TV and in movies. I admit that I cry when a dog dies in a movie or gets hurt, but have not been affected for years now watching another human being suffer physically in a movie. Let us become aware of this lack of compassion and ask God to make a change today.

Without compassion for the hurting, you will never move a finger, you will never give what you can give, and you will never use the weapons God has given you to set people free. Imagine if Christ would have acted without compassion when on earth? The blind would not see, the lame would not walk and the lepers would not get healed, the deaf would not hear, the dead would remain dead, and the good news would not be preached to the poor. He did not crush the bruised reed. He did not leave us suffering, knowing that most of us brought these problems upon ourselves through sin.

He was moved by compassion for the lost and the hurting regardless of why they were in that situation. You and I need to receive this compassionate heart right now. Only then will we dare pray over someone and heal them, send offerings to ministries that need it, spend hours on our knees interceding for our lost family members and friends, and let God use our lives to bring hope to this dark and evil world.

 

 

(“Your life is like a coin; you can spend it in any way you want- but you can spend it only once.”- Bob Gass)

 

 

Prayers

• Heavenly Father, You are He who brings the princes of nothing, the King forever and ever, My King, and King of heaven.
• We thank You for Your compassion and Your mercy that are new every morning.
• Thank You that regardless of our rebellion against You, we are still showered with blessings and love.
• It is because of Your compassion that we continue to live and prosper.
• Thank You for sending Jesus to the cross to pay for our sins.
• Forgive us for lacking mercy for others and not caring what happens to them.
• We ask for a change of heart, and we cancel every image in our mind that makes us numb to the pain and suffering around us.
• Give us wisdom for choosing what we watch and listen to so that we do not become cold to the suffering around us.
• We ask that we will be like Jesus and extend our hand to give, heal and help.

• We ask in Jesus’ Mighty name. Amen

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