Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Reminder: God's Ways Are Always Good

Sometimes, you get a little taste of something and it's SO amazingly delicious, you immediately want more. Scripture is like that for me.

Yesterday, a dear friend reminded me of a verse that brings her great comfort, and as I re-read it I read the surrounding context of the verse.

The Bible always applies to our lives, but there are some days, some circumstances, some thoughts and some deeply troubling moments when you read a verse or passage and it just ministers right to the very core of what you're experiencing at that slice of time. This particular passage did that for me yesterday:

Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. (Isaiah 55:6-11)

I'm so glad that God's timing is always perfect, in all that He does. Even in reminding me of what I already knew, but needed to hear again.


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