Unlike me

Psalm 86:15 “But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.” (NIV)*

The Ocean (photo by Patty Perkins)

The Ocean (photo by Patty Perkins)

So unlike me, is He

I jump to conclusions

Dish out accusations

Easily offended, that’s me.

………………..

Words come out of the blue

Or, are they smoldering

Churning beneath surface calm

Waiting a chance to spew?

………………..

God brims compassion and grace

His love and faithfulness flow

Ever slow to lose his cool

Patience, etched on His face.

………………..

poem by Patty Perkins

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*The One Year Bible, New International Version, copyright 1986, Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, Illinois.

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About Patty Perkins

I'm Patty, writer of the devotional blog, Beside Quiet Waters. I love writing, reading and taking long walks with my camera. I've been married to my loving husband for 32 years and we have two grown sons. I am thankful for a place to spill ink, in hopes of encouraging others to find daily hope and inspiration in God's Word. View all posts by Patty Perkins

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