Today’s reading Judges 9-10
Judges 10:16 And they put away the strange gods from among them, and served the LORD: and his soul was grieved for the misery of Israel.
God’s people had sinned. They suffered from their sin. And the soul of the Father was grieved because of the misery of Israel.
I love this verse. Our God sees people sin and do wrong and yet He loves. He hurts when His people hurt even if they brought their hurt on themselves. They rebelled. They disobeyed. Their disobedience brought consequences but even then God grieved. He got no joy out of the suffering of His people.
Do you realize how much He loves you? Do you realize that when you are hurting He feels for you? He feels for you even if you by your wrong choices and disobedience brought the chastisement on yourself.
I challenge you to repent of your rebellion and self will and trust Jesus in every aspect of your life. There is no other that loves like He does!