And therefore the Lord [earnestly] waits [expecting, looking, and longing] to be gracious to you; and therefore He lifts Himself up, that He may have mercy on you and show loving-kindness to you. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are all those who [earnestly] wait for Him, who expect and look and long for Him [for His victory, His favour, His love, His peace, His joy, and His matchless, unbroken companionship]”! Isaiah 30:18 (AMPCC)
There are times in life when we are acutely aware of the things we don’t have; what we have lost; or what has been taken from us. We may be expecting, based on those experiences, for things to continue to go wrong, and the loss to carry on. After all, this is how we have been trained to think.
Yet there is a far greater truth, one which is quite the opposite of limits and lack, a truth that says God Himself is looking, even longing, to bring His goodness to you!
Loving Father, Faithful Friend, Deliverer, Healer, Redeemer, and true to the end. This is God, your God—your wonder-working, awe-inspiring, grace-filled, glorious God. He is your Strength and your Song; the One Who loves you with an unfailing, overflowing, age-enduring love.
He offers you, joy of His heart, all that He is, and all that He has. If you let Him, He will fill up that which is lacking, making the empty places overflow with the richness of the One Who lacks nothing at all!
He offers you a home in His wide-open, wildly beating heart of love. He offers you the substance of all He is, right now, in this very moment in time, and in its continual unfolding, for all eternity.
He will never let you down dearly loved one, or ever let you go. Look for Him even now, beloved, for His goodness is looking out for, and chasing after you!
Lord, I confess, at times it has been hard for me to expect and look for goodness and grace, when often what has come, feels like the opposite of all of that. In You, however, everything is right, holy, and true.
Therefore Lord, I place my life, and all things concerning me, firmly and completely, in You! Let Your goodness overtake my life Lord, as I join my life with Yours, and I wait in joyful anticipation for all that You will do!
God of Glory and Grace, Giver of good gifts, Father over all, I look to, lean on, and place my trust, in You.