According to biblestudytools.com, the original Hebrew word, translated as loving-kindness, means:
- “to bend or bow oneself”
- “to incline oneself”
- “to be gracious or merciful”
This is who our God is.
Think of the lovingkindness shown by Jesus during His walk on earth…
How he bowed Himself down to wash the feet of His disciples. How He was inclined to heal the leper. How He showed gracious mercy by healing all who were sick or oppressed. (John 13:4-5, Mark 1:40-41 , Mat. 4:24)
Whoever [is] wise will observe these [things], And they will understand the lovingkindness of the LORD. – Ps 107:43 NKJV
Do not forget or believe otherwise. He loves us. He is kind towards us. He wants what is best for us.
The enemy has been very busy convincing people otherwise since the beginning of time. When tempting Eve in the Garden of Eden, he made her doubt God’s good intentions. He still does that. All the time.
You can fight off these attacks with the Sword of the Spirit, the Word of God, by filling your mind with the promises of God’s lovingkindness:
For as the heavens are high above the earth, So great is His lovingkindness toward those who fear and worship Him [with awe-filled respect and deepest reverence]. – Ps 103:11 AMP
Who redeems your life from the pit, Who crowns you [lavishly] with lovingkindness and tender mercy; – Ps 103:4 AMP
The LORD will command His lovingkindness in the daytime, And in the night His song [shall be] with me–A prayer to the God of my life. – Ps 42:8 NKJV
Even during the darkest times of your life, hold on to the truth that He is good.