"But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God,
slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness."
God never gets tired. Did you ever think about that, and what that means?
I get tired. I sometimes get physically tired. When a long week is actually 15 days instead of 7, I get tired. When my bedtime is consistently after 10:30, I get tired. When all is go, go, go, I get tired.
I sometimes get emotionally tired. When all around is bad news all the time, I get tired. When any time I get a text it's sad or angry, I get tired. When people are in constant need, I get tired.
I get spiritually tired. When I don't take time to be still, I get tired. When I don't spend time with my brothers and sisters in Christ, I get tired. When I don't take a true rest the way God intended, I get tired.
These things don't tire God. He never needs to sleep. He can take any of the news, good or bad, we can dole out. He does not tire of bearing the cares of us his children.
And this is the best part, since God never gets tired, He never gets to the point that we do. When we get tired our compassion grows less, our patience wears thin, and we get angry quicker. But not so with God. He never tires, and He never runs out of compassion for us.
"Turn to me and have mercy on me,
grant your strength to your servant."
Today, ask God to give you His compassion and patience. Ask Him to help you be slow to anger. His answer may be to tell you to slow down and rest. To stop tiring yourself and take time to be still and know that He is God.