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 (AMPC)
So often, because of the situations or circumstances of our past, we can be on high alert now, expecting bad things to happen. Fear of what the future may bring causes us to live like a turtle with our heads tucked safely inside our shell. After all, life may have conditioned us to think that hidden away, is the best place to be.
Yet here is a promise that will cause your heart to sing—the God of the Universe, the very Giver of Life, is looking and longing to show good things to you! Things like peace, joy, favour (God doing for you what you cannot do for yourself) fellowship and unbroken friendship with the Jesus, One Who loves you so. Grace upon grace, dear heart, in the fullness of all that means, and oh, so much more!
Instead of hiding away, you can live fully alive, lost and found in Him! You can anticipate His kindness washing over you. His mercies, new every day, restoring the broken places and making all things new. He will go out of His way, beloved, to find you and make things right. That is what the redeeming love of your faithful and glorious God, can do.
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