Friday, September 19, 2008

Words of Encouragement

Isaiah 30:18

Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you;
he rises to show you compassion.
For the LORD is a God of justice.
Blessed are all who wait for him!

I have been reading Isaiah during my morning quiet times, and this verse stood out to me this morning. I found it very encouraging. The Creator of the heavens and the earth and all the dwell within them longs to be gracious to me and to all of us. What a great God we serve! In every circumstance, God's grace and compassion is apparent. I just need to look at the circumstance in the right way. Life is never as bad as it could potentially be. As scary as it is to say, situations can become worse, but thankfully we serve a loving, not vengeful, God who wants to give good gifts to His children.

1 comment:

dksnyder said...

Amen to that! It's nice to be reminded that God doesn't look at us and say "Get it together" but he looks at us and says "I have great compassion for you." That has been encouraging to me lately as well. Thanks for sharing.