“As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him; for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust.” – Psalm 103:13-14
As a parent I had to remember the ages of my sons when they were younger. I would often expect more of them than their age allotted. When I stepped back and reflected, I backed off and just let them be the kids that they were. Being a good father demands compassion for your children.
We are all a creation of the Lord. The record is clear, “the Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.” (Genesis 2:7) Our Creator and Redeemer is the perfect Father who always remembers that his children are dust and yet shows the compassion we need.
Before you give up the fight and conclude that all is lost, remember that you have a compassionate heavenly Father. He knows your limitations and failures, yet he’s ready to show you undeserved mercy. You have a Father who has forgiven all your sins and redeemed your life from the pit. So praise his Name and press on my friend.