Do you find it tough to be gracious and compassionate? Are you easily frustrated with friends and family? Do your teachers sometimes get to you, to a point where you are unable to act out the “slow to anger” characteristic? Do you find that it’s really hard to love people, just because?
Verse 8 says, “The LORD is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love.” Verse 9 says “He is good to all” – What a brilliant explanation of a major aspect of God’s character! Isn’t it good to know God is compassionate, gracious, is patient with us and loves no matter what!