“Therefore the Lord longs to be gracious to you, and therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you. For the Lord is a God of justice; how blessed are all those who long for Him” (Isaiah 30:18, NASB).
Notice the amazing logic of grace that is explained in this verse:
- God’s people have forsaken Him for a false salvation (vs. 1–17).
- God is gracious to them, but He waits for just the right time to extend His grace.
- Because He is the God of justice, He knows the perfect way to achieve his purpose and the perfect time to take action.
- Then, those who wait on God to extend His grace and mercy will certainly receive it and be restored.
God longs to be gracious to you, to show you His mercy and lovingkindness. He desires to bless you. And, His grace is waiting for just the right moment to bless you, to sustain you, to restore you!
And, just in time and just at the right time God’s grace will be tendered and His justice served to those who desire Him and wait patiently for His grace to bring resolution in their lives!
O Lord, be gracious to us, we have waited for You. (Isaiah 33:2, NASB)