The Return. December 10, 2012 Gennean "Even now," declares the LORD, "return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning. Rend your heart... Return to the LORD your God, for He is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love." Joel 2:12-13 This verse. It hits me hard right now and has brought me down to my knees. I am writing it on my heart, committing it to memory, seeking to do just as it says. I am returning to my gracious and compassionate God tonight.