THE COMPASS IN COMPASSION

 THE COMPASS IN COMPASSION

By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

Sometimes we lose our way,
 and we get afraid:
-A financial deal falls through.
-A cancer diagnosis meets us.
-Divorce papers are served.
-A close friend betrays.
-A child walks away.
-A loved one passes unexpectedly.
All of these difficulties have the potential to pull us down, spiral us inward, and take us off course.
Like trying to navigate in a heavy fog, we lose our bearings and find ourselves caught out in a virtual white-out, unsure of what to do and where to go next.
It can be so scary ...
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The word "compassion" has been staring hard at me these last days and I noticed that the early part of the word compassion is formatted with the early word "Compass."
There's a "compass" in compassion that lends itself to direction.
It points true North.
It points to Jesus.
Jesus is the Author and the Compass in compassion.
When all around us there's confusion;
Jesus ushers in to us, His compassion.
He exerts Himself for the good of our soul and directs and channels us in a course seriously, curiously, and mysteriously composed of "difficulty" in order to reroute, rechannel, and redefine our faith.
It's all about Him in the end,
the "Compass" in compassion.
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Consider your last trial, my friend, and whether navigational changes weren't, of necessity, introduced through them.
Indeed, God bridges our present trials and difficulties to His unconditional love and compassion.
-His wonders never cease.
-His grace never fades.
-His love never forsakes.
-His "compass" never leads us off course.
The mercy and compassion of God will accompany our present set of trials, and once we have partaken to the "full" of them, we will love those around us in a far more effective and directive way.
Compassion wields the power to lead men home.
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Something so beautiful has the potential to happen to us on the hardest part of the journey.
The bend in the road is not the end of the road; it's merely a new mile on the journey.
Keep the "Compass" of compassion ever before you.
Jesus Christ.
True North.
Be led home.
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"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path."
Psalm 119:105

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"This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Thy faithfulness."
Lamentations 3:21-23