When you and your children return to
the Lord your God and obey Him with all your heart and with all your soul
according to everything I command you today, then the Lord your God will
restore your fortunes and have compassion on you and gather you again from all
the nations where He scattered you.
good are you at waiting when you’re unsure how long you must wait?
if you knew your child was coming home for the holidays, but you didn’t know
which day? How often would you peer out the window expectantly? Would you stay
up late at night then dream about awakening to their beautiful face? As the
days pass, would you start asking “When?”
today’s scripture, God is the one waiting and, rest assured, God is very
patient. He never gives up.
knows we’re going to make mistakes, lose faith, follow the world’s ways, and get
lost. But even if it takes generations for us to return and give our hearts to
Him, He is ready to gather us into an all-is-forgiven hug.
means come back. A returned heart follows God’s will and trusts His way. And in
His arms we find the peace and joy of His blessing.
Have you drifted away? Is it time to