Behold, the Lord’s hand is not so short
That it cannot save;
Nor is His ear so dull
That it cannot hear.
2 But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God,
And your sins have hidden His face from you so that He does not hear.
Isaiah 59:1-2 NASB
Shame on us when we want God to move on our terms! He is God, He dictates the terms! He has loved us, cared for us and even let His Son die for us. Yet we still try to dictate the terms of our relationship with Him and then get angry at God when He doesn’t come through!
He allows us to make our own decisions. We can choose any path we like. But if we are going to choose the ways of God, then we need to do it His way!
When we do, He comes through for us in big ways! He hears our prayers, His mighty arm moves in our lives. He comes through!
If there is sin in your life, if you are convicted, turn from them quickly. Repent and get right before God. Don’t let the sin sit and stew. Don’t let it become a permanent fixture in your heart. Stay sensitive and responsive to the things of God, this makes sure sin doesn’t hide His face from You.
So this is serious. Sin will keep us separated from God. I need to stay sensitive to the Holy Spirit and the things of God so when sin creeps in, I deal with it immediately!
I don’t want anything to get in the way of my walk and relationship with the Lord.
Lord, thank You for forgiving me. I thank You that nothing is as important as staying in a right relationship with You. Grant me the grace and faith I need to live this life You have redeemed in Your honor.