I’m glad that God is a God who is slow to anger and quick to forgive. Not only that but even while we are unworthy He delights to pour out his mercy, love, and favor over us.
It’s Friday! So often we say “TGIF” – Thank GOD it’s Friday. So in the spirit of that here we go:
1 Chronicles 16:34-35 “Give thanks to God – He is good and his love never quits. Say, “Save us, Savior God, round us up and get us out of these godless places, So we can give thanks to your holy Name, and bask in your life of praise.” ”
AMEN. Did you know Amen means “Let it be so?” When I read this I want to say AMEN. Save me God from this place I am in. I want to be able to praise you more when this provision comes to pass. Let it be. Let me be set free! I love this verse because of my job and current situation in striving to still get a job with a healthier work culture.
Psalm 86:17 “Make a show of how much you love me so the bullies who hate me will stand there slack-jawed, As you, God, gently and powerfully put me back on my feet.”
AMEN to this as well. I long for God to show me how much He loves me daily. Particularly in His provision for a new job. While co-workers may plot against me or strive to make things difficult for me, I need not fear because my God is with me (who can be against me?). I cannot wait for God to do what He does best–to exceed what I ask for so much so that my “bullies” stand there with their mouths open wide in astonishment. My God is the kind of God who will gently pluck me from danger and powerfully put me back on my feet elsewhere.
Lastly in my new devotional “Good Morning Girls” on the Bible App: “Just like a groom rejoices over his bride so God rejoices over those who belong to Him. It is easy to view Him as a stern God but really He is full of joy and love. And He pours this joy and love onto His bride, His beloved, the one He saved with His blood.”
I love this. So often online in social media, people love to post pictures of the groom’s reaction to the bride on his wedding day. It’s a thing. People love to see if the groom cries or makes a silly face of excitement. That’s how God looks at us. He is not stern. He is watching us walk closer to him full of joy and love.
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