To crush the wicked and establish the righteous is not the desire of our God rather He is more concerned about the wicked, for He desires their comeback, their repentance and restoration.
“Now, therefore,” says the Lord,
“Turn to Me with all your heart,
With fasting, with weeping, and with mourning.” Joel 2:12 (NKJV)
God does not wait for an opportunity to accuse us and condemn us to hell, rather He is grieved with our sinful life and desires that we would return to Him and to His ways.
It has been a sad trend for men to drift away from God and towards sin and thus heading towards their own catastrophe.
God wants us to come back with fasting, weeping and with mourning.
We will surely fast and abstain from all others if we would value God more than everyone and everything.
We need to reach to a situation in our life where nothing is more important to us more than our Lord God as Job said...
"I have not departed from the commandment of His lips;
I have treasured the words of His mouth
More than my necessary food." Job 23:12 (NKJV)
Job was a very rich man, yet He never set his heart upon his riches, his devotion was always to God and he was faithful to the Lord in all he did.
We would weep before God if we truly realise our pitiable condition and that of the world, how far we have moved from God and from all His blessedness, if at all we suffer today or find the world inflicted in any manner it is nothing but self inflicted and invited problems, for our pursuit for sin has wounded us, our alienation from God has left us hopeless and in fear.
God in His deep compassion towards us asks us to do thus :
"Let the priests, who minister to the Lord,
Weep between the porch and the altar;
Let them say, “Spare Your people, O Lord,
And do not give Your heritage to reproach,
That the nations should rule over them.
Why should they say among the peoples,
‘Where is their God?’”" Joel 2:17 (NKJV)
We need to mourn before God and we will do so if we would understand His heart and know how much is He troubled for all the wayward and weary souls.
Our God will honor our fasting, He will comfort us in our weeping and He will turn our mourning into dancing.
"You have turned for me my mourning into dancing;
You have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness," Psalm 30:11 (NKJV)
Yes!!! Our God waits, waits for us to come back to Him, waits for all who are lost to give them a blessed hope and eternal joy and He does not desire anyone to be lost and be cast away into eternal hell.
Relief for me in Thee is nigh
For You have a plan,a plan for me,
A plan to lift me high,
For You desire my restoration,
and relief for me in Thee is nigh
My deeds have brought me to the gates of hell,
and my choices have all been wrong,
yet how You desire to bring me back,
and fill my life with heaven song.
O Lord, I will always bless Thee forever,
and walk in Thy blessed ways.
I know I have a future in Thee,
a future of blessed days.
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