October 14, 2022

He has compassion

When the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.” Luke 7:13

Everyday that we live in this world, we are going through something.  When we get up each morning, there isn’t many days at all that we don’t have cares and concerns we carry with us.  Sometimes they are big problems, but overall, most days are small ones.  This life is heavy and most people in the world are struggling through each day just trying to make it through to the next.  They may not look like it on the outside and many cover their trouble with a façade of a seemingly happy life on the outside, but inside they feel the pain of past hurts and current crisis continually.

If you are feeling the pressure of life today, be encouraged!  He has compassion for you.  Whatever you are going through, He has a plan to get you through to your place of peace and contentment.

In today’s reading, Jesus entered a town and ran right into a funeral procession.  He identified the person who had experienced the loss.  This is quite amazing, because the text says that there was a great crowd with her, yet Jesus goes right to the widow woman.  He saw her, but more importantly, He saw her pain and grief.  He immediately goes to her to console her and after speaking words of hope to her, He turns that sad day into a glorious one.

He will do that for you too.  In this text, He came to the woman, she didn’t even go to Him.  Yet, His heart was to turn her sorrow into joy.  That’s what He wants for all of us.  He doesn’t want us to live this life stressing, sorrowing and hurting, He wants us to live life to the fullness that God has planned for us.  So whatever you are going through today, talk to Him about it and watch as He turns the things that look bad today into something good for tomorrow.

Today I want to encourage you to spend time sitting with Jesus today.  You don’t even have to say anything, just close your eyes and lay your burdens down.  Give Him entrance to touch your life and change what the enemy is intending for evil and turn it for good.  Enjoy the life you have been given by walking out your days close to your loving and compassionate Savior and let Him carry the heavy loads that you were never created to carry.

Today’s scripture reading: Luke 7:11-17

11 Now it happened, the day after, that He went into a city called Nain; and many of His disciples went with Him, and a large crowd. 

12 And when He came near the gate of the city, behold, a dead man was being carried out, the only son of his mother; and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the city was with her. 

13 When the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.” 

14 Then He came and touched the open coffin, and those who carried him stood still. And He said, “Young man, I say to you, arise.” 

15 So he who was dead sat up and began to speak. And He presented him to his mother.

16 Then fear came upon all, and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has risen up among us”; and, “God has visited His people.” 

17 And this report about Him went throughout all Judea and all the surrounding region.

Published by L. Lyden

Lynette is a recently published author and coordinator of Voices Magazine who endeavors to use her gifts and influence to encourage and promote aspiring writers. Her Daily Dose blog has been an outlet for her to encourage readers to walk closer to God each day. She is a wife, mother and grandmother who loves spending time and going on special outings with her family.

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