Daily Devotional for 24 March 2019 – Joel 2:12-13

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from Joel 2:12:13 (NIV):

12 “Even now,” declares the LORD, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.” 13 Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the LORD your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity.

These verses show again how amazing our God is! These verses are a call for you to always return to God. NO matter what may have happened in your life, God is always there for you and He is so compassionate. He will not accept your sins, but He knows that we are living in a sinful world and that we can fall into sin. But out of His compassion and grace, He will not be angry with you, but out of His love for you He will welcome you back in His arms, the place where He always wanted you to be in the first place. This is why God began these verses with telling us that we need to return to Him with all our hearts, with fasting, weeping and mourning. He therefore expects us to come to Him with a repentant heart and also in a way that we also give Him all the praise!

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