“…God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance”
Dear Heavenly Father. As I think back on all of the things I have selfishly done with the amount of breaths You have given me so far, I am amazed at Your generosity and tolerance with my immaturity and even my rebellion for that matter. All along, it has been Your kindness, Lord. You have led my heart back to You over and over again.
I thank You with all the ability I have to think and feel that I am a recipient of Your kindness and that You have withheld Your wrath and judgement upon me and placed it upon Your beloved son. Oh how my heart rejoices that I have received Your immeasurable grace! Yet, the tension in my soul seeks the question of how the one who loved me more than life itself would willingly suffer for my wickedness and corrosion of heart?
I came at you with hate, pride and demand and your response has been love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and strength.
Oh God, how I love you not because of what you give, but because you are revealed to me by what you have chosen to give me. You would be right and just to give me wrath, punishment, and suffering, yet because of your great love for me, You have moved towards me with kindness and gentle correction. Your character is astounding to me, oh Lord.
I am comforted that You never change and that Your kindness will be upon me all the days of my life and even unto the eternal. I praise You Lord, my God. Your kindness ever leads me to turn to You!