Thursday, June 27, 2013

Grace Renewal

"Why do you say, O Jacob, and speak, O Israel, 'My way is hidden from the LORD, and my right is disregarded by my God'? Have you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint." Isaiah 40:27-31 ESV

What a contrast...
'My path is not seen and my right is disregarded.'
        - Self Centered. Disconnected. Entitled.
'He gives power. He knows me and sees it all. The spiritual outweighs the natural. It is all grace and I will wait in hope.'
        - Faith. Humility. Expectation.

Needs press in. People need renewal. Blame comes easy to the natural man. If we are quickened by God and grace is in view then renewal will come because God will bring it.

The question is often, 'Can we adjust to getting what we don't deserve on God's time table?'

"Therefore the LORD waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the LORD is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him." Isaiah 30:18 ESV

God isn't just waiting to give to us. He is waiting to be gracious to us. He will 'lift Himself up' in order to do it.

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