Monday, June 4, 2012

A Gracious God

Lately I have felt unsettled, unhappy, desire more, and don't understand why God hasn't met my unfulfilled desires yet. However, over the past few days I have been humbled by his graciousness to me. He has already had given me so much and shown compassion in ways I don't even stop to recognize. I am reminded of his graciousness in the following verses: "Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; therefore He will rise up to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are those who wait for him!" Isaiah 30:18 "I have come that they may have life and have it to the full." John 10:10 "He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?" Romans 8:32 He wants to give us "good" things, he longs to give us good things. We just need to stand with open hearts and arms and accept what he wants to give us and what he gives us is more than enough, because he has chosen for us to have what we need when we need it. "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11 In all reality we deserve nothing, but he is gracious...

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