Gail Rodgers Sharing the Journey

The Names of God Part 13 - Jehovah-Chesed

The LORD of Mercy. It’s easy to think of God in terms of good, patient, kind, gentle and forgiving when the sun is shining in our lives. Yet when challenges and surprises come that are unexpected and even unwelcome, it’s not uncommon for us to begin to doubt these characteristics of God.

As we explore all God is we are reminded that He remembers, He receives, He restores and reconciles and He revives and rewards. His heart is always toward working redemption in our lives.

  • A Good God, A Patient God, A Kind God, A Gentle God, A Forgiving God: Psalms 107:1; 2 Peter 3:9; Ephesians 2:7; Isaiah 40:11; Nehemiah 9:17
  • The God who remembers, receives, reconciles, restores, revives and rewards Ps 98:3; Ps 27:10; 2 Cor 5:18, 19: 1 Pet 5:10; Is 57:15; ###. 11:6.
  • His mercies are new every morning, With Him a day is like a thousand years, a thousand years are like a day. Lam 3:22, 23; 2 Pet 3: 8.
  • He wants none to perish, but all to come to repentance. 2 Pet 3:9

When we find ourselves in difficult days we know that keeping a soft heart toward God is very important. Even when we don’t understand what He is doing we can be assured that He is good and He is at work to redeem the situations and circumstances that we commit to His living care.

prayer & reflection

Father in Heaven,

I thank you today that You are good and kind. I praise You for being such a redeeming and reconciling God. Your mercies are new every morning. Help me today to recount those mercies and to offer You a grateful heart in return.

With you a day is like a thousand years, a thousand years is like a day. Nothing is outside of Your grasp and You are faithful to keep all that I have committed to You.

Forgive me when I doubt Your goodness. Give me patience today and give me grace to walk kindly and gently through my day. Give me wisdom to place each challenge in Your hands to restore and make something new from. I love You Lord and I thank you for Your hand of mercy in my life.

Help me to see Your hand at work today and to be truly thankful that You are my Lord and my God.

In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.