The LORD Longs to be Gracious!


The LORD longs to be gracious to you
To show His love, mercy and compassionIsa 30:18
He is full of unfailing love, mercy and truth.Ps 86:15
In returning [in repentance] and rest is your salvation
In quietness and trust is your strength  –Isa 30:15
You, by the help of your God, must return
Hold fast to love, mercy and justice
Wait on your God always
Live in confident trust
And dependence on the Lord your God!
 –Hos 12:6
How blessed are all those who wait/long for Him
He will never fail them!
Isa 30:18
Isaiah 30:15 Amplified Bible (AMP)
15 For the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel has said this,
“In returning [to Me] and rest you shall be saved,
In quietness and confident trust is your strength.”
But you were not willing …
… 18 Therefore the Lord waits [expectantly] and 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; Blessed (happy, fortunate) are all those who long for Him [since He will never fail them].

Hosea 12:6 Amplified Bible (AMP)
6 Therefore, return [in repentance] to your God,
Observe and highly regard kindness and justice,
And wait [expectantly] for your God continually.


Word Study
From NetBible Isa 30:18
Therefore the LORD will wait, that He may be gracious to you; And therefore He will be exalted, that He may have mercy on you. For the LORD is a God of justice; Blessed are all those who wait for Him.

  • * The point seems to be that Judah’s impending doom does not bring God joy. Rather the prospect of their suffering stirs within him a willingness to show mercy and compassion, if they are willing to seek him on his terms.
  • gracious[02603] = show favor, to have mercy on
  • mercy[07355] = love deeply, show compassion

From NetBible Isa 30:15
This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it”.

  • rest[05183] = quiet attitude, peace, patiently wait
  • quietness[08252] = be tranquil, be at peace, rest,  be undisturbed
  • trust[0985] = confidence

From NetBible Hos 12:6
So you, by the help of your God, return; Observe mercy and justice, And wait on your God continually.

  • * The point seems to be that if Israel will repent and practice moral righteousness, she can look to God in confident expectation that he will intervene on her behalf by relenting from judgment and restoring the covenant blessings.

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One Response to “The LORD Longs to be Gracious!”

  1. khollandsblog Says:

    Feeling stuck either spiritually/ naturally??

    Return look to the Lord in quietness and trust. Expectantly wait. His compassions fail not. Experience His unfailing love, mercy and truth. You will know He is with you making a Way. –Ps 86:15

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