What About Them?

“For He is kind to the unthankful and evil.” Luke 6:35
“Therefore be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful.” Luke 6:36

I have been unthankful and evil.

Lord, please prepare me and help me to be merciful and loving to those who are not yet able to be thankful and kind. And here’s a simple poem . . .

Unhesitatingly Kind

When my thoughts ran
from bad to worse
leaving all thanks
buried behind,
You did not hesitate
to draw near
being ever so merciful
and kind.

14 Comments

  1. There is such wonderful truth here. I liked the reminder that people are often unkind because the just aren’t able to be kind.

    Love,
    Theresa

  2. Thank you, Deb.

    You have no idea….

    “Lord, please prepare me and help me to be merciful and loving to those who are not yet able to be thankful and kind.”
    I am so praying!!

    Sometimes our circumstances cause us to see differently – a hand outstretched to help might be perceived as a hand outstretched to hit. Those who are hurting often have difficulty interpreting what’s coming down the pipeline.

    Praying that when I hurt, God will give me the ability to receive love extended. Praying also that I will not refrain from helping another in need (even if they lash out at me in the process)

    Thank you for sharing this, Deb. God bless you!

    His Work-In-Progress,
    ann

  3. You are so sweet Theresa . . .I can so see you being able to do this! πŸ™‚ God has had to show me this over and over and over, that people in my life are doing the best they can with what they have. I have Him and His mercy and grace. I can’t expect someone who hasn’t accepted all of that from Him to be able to extend it back to me. πŸ™‚
    God bless you with extra doses of His kindness and love today!

  4. Ann, your comment contained even more insight for me and reminders. Someone hurting just expects more hurt and are suspicious. Yes! Then even kindness and mercy are looked upon badly. It may take awhile. It may take a lifetime. But we can do it because of Him. πŸ™‚ God bless you and the work He is doing in and through you today! His grace abounds!

  5. Theresa . . .so sorry. I goofed and my reply to you ended up down below Ann’s comment. Oops! ha!

  6. It is really difficult Debs. I must say I find it very difficult, but if I love those who love me only, how different am I from the world. May the Lord help us forgive and be less judgmental. Let us be filled with love. I really needed this. thanks Debs. Blessings on u and ur loved ones, Rita

  7. I know Rita! It is so “natural” for us to give them what they dish out to us. So I need to pray this a lot. Alot, alot, alot! Or else I just want to avoid them . . .and that isnt’ what He wants either.
    God bless you and yours today too!!!
    p.s. need to get over and check out that reworked Psalm! πŸ™‚

  8. We all have moments of unkindness…I myself have had moments of unkindness to Him for what I have been through, when we feel lest loved, and are ungrateful for what he has done…trial is a tough period, and we learn to follow him no matter…

  9. That is so true. I don’t like it when it happens and pray it happens not at all!!! You have been through things that would cripple most. God bless you Chef E and comfort you always.

  10. So very true. I too have been unthankful and unmerciful. And I too want to be thankful and merciful. What a great thought! Thanks!

    Ben

  11. Praying with you for us to let Him work that mercy and thankfulness through us towards others and Himself! Thank you Ben, for making the time to read and comment. God bless you and keep you!

  12. I may be thankful in words
    But not in all my deeds
    For I don’t always take care
    Everything that you have offered.
    Who’s made my body unhealthy?
    Who’s made my thoughts unclean?
    It’s ungrateful and merciless me!

    Deb, thank you for this poem. It made me pause and think and ask for forgiveness.
    πŸ™‚

  13. I may be thankful in words
    But not in all my deeds
    For I don’t always take care
    Everything that you have offered.
    Who made my body unhealthy?
    Who made my thoughts unclean?
    It’s ungrateful and merciless me!

    Deb, thank you for this poem. It made me pause and think and ask for forgiveness.
    πŸ™‚

  14. So thankful for you, Rea Sonshine, and for Jesus being merciful and kind each time we come to Him. πŸ™‚ He loves you and so do I!


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