Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; he rises to show you compassion.
One dictionary defines the word grace as: Goodwill, mercy, disposition to show favor or kindness. Compassion means literally to suffer and sympathize with.
With this in mind, let’s read it like this: Yet the Lord longs to show you goodwill, mercy, favor, and kindness; he rises to suffer and sympathize with you.
Do you know that God is close to the broken-hearted? God is interested in every aspect of our life. God sees every tear; he cares about every affliction. All of our sufferings in this lifetime combined could never compare to what Christ suffered in one instant for us. This should bring the magnitude of God’s love into greater perspective for us.
Blessings in Christ