Isaiah 30:18

28/04/2015 09:49

And therefore the Lord waits 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 are all those who wait for Him, who expect and look and long for Him.  Isaiah 30:18

Friend, He loves you.  He's waiting for any and all who will look to Him so He can be gracious to us. 

Negativity will keep Him from showing His loving-kindness to us.  When we are critical and negative we cannot see the Beauty of who He is.  We'll always see what He hasn't done for us.  We'll see where we think He should have acted for us, but did not.  We'll note all the times He wasn't there for us!

We think these things with a negative mind, when in fact He has been at work and He has done things, but the critic in us won't let us see His favour - we think we got that all by ourself.  Oh, the misery of our clawing and digging to get what we have! It's quite funny.

(There is true suffering but in the western world it does not compare to what other nations suffer.)

We give Him no thanks, or glory.

Rather, we should be expecting good things, and we should be hopeful and have a thankful heart and mind.

It's easy to change.  Did you wake up today?  "Thank You Jesus, for this new day!"

It's so simple.  Look around, do you have a roof over your head?  Be thankful, many don't - yet they too are thankful for what they do have.

Decide today to be hopeful and to long for Him to be gracious to you.  Expect that He will, because He longs for you to have this attitude.

And then be thankful to Him and tell Him why and there you go - you have a relationship with God.