Today, as I was sitting here I heard a song being sung over Me.
I had actually sung this song in high school choir many many years ago not even knowing what I was singing.
It is from Psalm 103:13, “Like as a father pitieth his children, so The LORD pitieth them that fear Him.”
When The LORD brings something to my attention, I know He is wanting us to dig into this. Jesus is longing to reveal Himself to us.
God is saying, “Dig for My treasure in every Word, for your eyes shall be opened to Who I AM.”
First, the word “pity” used by the translators is much more than what we think pity is. It does not mean He is standing from the sidelines and feeling sorry for us, but in the Hebrew it means, “to love deeply, have mercy, be compassionate, have tender affection.”
He is the Father of all Comfort and Compassion!
The meaning of “Compassion” is to recognize the suffering of others and then take action to help. Compassion embodies a tangible expression of love for those who are suffering.
So know this, Beloved of God. Today your Abba Father recognizes the suffering you are going through and in His Love He is taking ACTION to help!
And I heard the word “Compel.” He is compelled to act on your behalf by His Love for you. He cannot help Himself! It is who He is!
Compel in the Bible in the Greek language means to be “bound or tied” to something. In Mark, Paul says he is “compelled” by the Spirit.
He is “bound” by God’s love to act! And God cannot help but to act on your behalf, Child of God. The Spirit of God is the Spirit of Compassion, He is your Helper in time of need!
“Beloved, Shout for joy, O heavens! And rejoice, O earth! Break forth into joyful shouting, O mountains!
For I shall comfort My People and I will have COMPASSION on My afflicted. Do not be downcast, My Child.
This is My Promise: “Many are the afflictions of the Righteous, but The LORD delivers them out of them all!”
Do not fear, My Child. All means all. This is Truth. My Compassion for you compels Me to act on your behalf!
Like water constrained through a narrow channel cannot help but break through into the open, so My Spirit is bound to you to bring you forth into the Land of Victory and Freedom.
My great Compassion for you constrains Me to rise up and help you! I shall bring you into a spacious Place, I shall rescue you because I delight in you!
You and I are bound together by the Spirit, Dear One. When you feel overcome by distress and sorrow, call out to Me.
I have heard your cries for help and I will not forsake you. I will deliver you from death, your eyes from tears, your feet from stumbling.
My Eyes run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Myself mighty on your behalf. My Vindication draws near speedily, My Salvation is on the way, and My Arm will bring forth justice to the nations.
My Spirit, like a Mighty Rushing Wind shall break open the way before you.
Therefore say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: “None of My words will be delayed any longer; whatever I say will be fulfilled, declares the Sovereign LORD.”
Look up, Beloved, I AM about to make some NOISE!”
COMPASSION : Empathy, pity coupled with an urgent desire to aid or to spare. To recognize the suffering of others and then take action to help. To empathize with someone who is suffering and to feel compelled to reduce the suffering. It is a tangible expression of love for those who are suffering.
COMPEL : Compel in the Bible in the Greek language means to be “bound or tied” to something. To be overcome by an irresistible force. To necessitate or require, as by force of circumstance. Constrained as through a channel. To follow a particular course of action. To bring about (something) by compulsion. Irresistible urge. Latin compulsio (n-), from compellere ‘to drive, force’ (see compel). (Oxford Languages Dictionary)
“Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort (Compassion); who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.” 2 Corinthians 3:4
“Just as a father has COMPASSION on his children, So The LORD has compassion on those who fear Him. For He Himself knows our frame; He is mindful that we are but dust.” Psalm 103:13-14
“Can a woman forget her nursing child and have no COMPASSION on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, but I will not forget you. “Behold, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands; Your walls are continually before Me.” Isaiah 49:15-16
“Shout for joy, O heavens! And rejoice, O earth! Break forth into joyful shouting, O mountains! For The LORD has comforted His people and will have COMPASSION on His afflicted.” Isaiah 49:13
“Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but The LORD delivers him out of them all.” Psalm 34:19
“For the eyes of The LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him”… 2 Chronicles 16:9
“He brought me into a spacious place, He rescued me because He delighted in me.” Psalm 18:19
“Therefore say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: “None of My words will be delayed any longer; whatever I say will be fulfilled, declares the Sovereign LORD.”” Ezekiel 12:28
“I love The LORD, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live. The cords of death entangled me, the anguish of the grave came over me; I was overcome by distress and sorrow. Then I called on the name of The LORD: “LORD, save me!”
The LORD is gracious and righteous; our God is full of COMPASSION. The LORD protects the unwary; when I was brought low, he saved me. Return to your rest, my soul, for The LORD has been good to you. For you, LORD, have delivered me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling, That I may walk before The LORD in the land of the living.” Psalm 116:1-9
“Like as a father pitieth (#7355) his children, so The LORD pitieth (#7355) them that fear (#3373 have reverence) Him.” Psalm 103:13
PITIETH : Strong’s Hebrew #7355: To love, love deeply, have mercy, be compassionate, have tender affection, have compassion.
~ Deborah Waldron Fry