The Lord is merciful and compassionate,
slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love.
The Lord is good to everyone. He showers compassion on all his creation.
All of your works will thank you, Lord, and your faithful followers will praise you.
They will speak of the glory of your kingdom; they will give examples of your power.
They will tell about your mighty deeds and about the majesty and glory of your reign.
For your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom. You rule throughout all generations.
The Lord always keeps his promises; he is gracious in all he does.
- Psalm 145:8-13 (NLT)
Have you ever known someone who had a short-temper? Maybe that person is you. What would our world look like if we could play god for a day? There probably would be nothing left. This is why God's long-suffering (long-tempered) should mean something to us. Certainly we've deserved to feel the blast of His anger, but that is not how He has chosen to respond to us. Instead, He has shown us mercy and unfailing love. It is these works that we should be talking about every day instead of who has done us wrong.
Father, thank You for being slow to anger. It is because of Your unfailing love that w are even here today. I pray You allow us to take advantage of the opportunities to share Your goodness and patience with others. We want to shout from the rooftops Your mighty deeds so that the whole earth will be full of Your glory.