“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 and circumstances of our past, we can be on high alert in the present, expecting bad things to happen even now. Fear of what the future may bring causes us to live like a turtles at times, with our heads tucked safely inside our shell. After all, life may have conditioned us to think that is the safest 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 One Who loves you so—grace upon grace and so much more!
You can begin anew in this moment of time, in the light of Who He is and all that He has promised, to anticipate His kindness washing over you. His mercies in abundance every morning, with a chance to begin again. Restoration of the broken places and all things being made new.
He will go out of His way, beloved, to find you, and in His strong and glorious presence, everything, yes everything, is made right! Watch, wait, anticipate! Your faithful and glorious God has His heart set on being gracious to, cherished and deeply loved, you!
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