Inspiration Teaching Words of Life

True Compassion


The Merriam-Webster dictionary states: compassion is a feeling of wanting to help someone who is sick, hungry, in trouble, etc. Many hurting people I have spoken with over the years don’t know Jesus as the, God of compassion. They don’t understand that He cares about the pain and struggles they are going through…most believe He just wants them to straighten up and do right. This is so far from the truth! When Jesus felt compassion, pity, and sympathy toward people, an act of kindness always followed. Jesus’ actions were at all times motivated by pure love. He had pity on the crowd in need of wisdom and true Compassion taught them truth… He felt sympathy for the sick, and brought healing. Today, He still has compassion on us and desires to meet us at our point of need. He wants to help us not hurt us… heal us not destroy us… lift us up not beat us up! Jesus longs for us to know who He really is… a God full of compassion, pity, and deep sympathy towards His children. Jesus understands the struggles of living in this world, and He wants to help us to increasingly experience His merciful compassion, powerful love, and gentle understanding through the ups and downs of our earthly journey. As we continue to grow in faith and open our hearts to personally receive His Great Spirit of compassion and care for us- we will in turn, find the negatives of judgment, wrath, and intolerance replaced with God’s love, compassion, and understanding for others – making us ambassadors of compassion for His honor and glory!


“As Jesus landed, He saw a great crowd waiting, and He was moved with compassion for them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd: and He began to teach them many things” (Mark6:34).

“When He went ashore and saw a great throng of people, He had compassion [pity and deep sympathy] for them and cured their sick” (Matthew 14:14).



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