Today’s passage says this: “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.”
Every day, people pray asking God to bless them. There are even those who proclaim themselves blessed. There is nothing wrong with that. But, my brother, my sister, who blesses us? When does He bless us? Do we really know what the blessing of God implies? Why do we want God to bless us? We rarely ask ourselves such questions, isn’t it? If we did, then many would not be going low or feel bad when their well-laid plans are not working the way they want.
The Bible says: blessed are those who hope in the Lord… those who long for Him. Yet, we mostly on God’s blessing when we are stuck, when things lack in our lives. Today, let’s understand that God is looking for someone to bless, because He is faithful and gracious. But, my friend, God will wait for you to come to Him to show us His love and compassion. Let’s clarify here that coming to God is coming with all your heart, because you can be physically near someone while your heart is elsewhere. That person may not see it, but God sees everything.
Indeed, God’s blessings are found in His presence just because He blesses us for His purposes to be filled. He is looking for people He can truly bless, but He is finding none, because these days, our prayers start more with “I am”, “I want”, “me and my…” Yet, the Bible shows us that all the people who were truly blessed by God had God and His principles deeply rooted in their heart: they feared God, and were not afraid of men or the circumstances. Moreover, they always renewed their trust in God through good and bad times. God is still the same: He wants to bless us, but where are our hearts? Stay blessed in Jesus’ name.