What is the first quality about himself that God identifies? He says, “The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God” (Exodus 34:6). But what does “compassion” mean?
On the one hand, Jesus experiences deep feelings of love and mercy for the suffering. On the other hand, if we treat Jesus as a consultant for our life plans, he will have no compassion. Nor will we receive an answer.
Does your life depend on the compassion of Jesus, and his answers to your prayers? If you can’t trust Jesus with your temporal circumstances, why do you believe that you’re trusting him with your soul?