Yet the Lord still waits for you to come to him so he can show you his love; he will conquer you to bless you, just as he said. For the Lord is faithful to his promises. Blessed are all those who wait for him to help them. O my people in Jerusalem, you shall weep no more, for he will surely be gracious to you at the sound of your cry. He will answer you. Though he give you the bread of adversity and water of affliction, yet he will be with you to teach you—with your own eyes you will see your Teacher. And if you leave God’s paths and go astray, you will hear a voice behind you say, “No, this is the way; walk here.” And you will destroy all your silver idols and gold images and cast them out like filthy things you hate to touch. “Ugh!” you’ll say to them. “Be gone!” Then God will bless you with rain at planting time and with wonderful harvests and with ample pastures for your cows. (Isaiah 30:18-23 TLB)
The Lord gave His people adversity for food and suffering to drink, but he promised to be with them, teach them, and guide them during hard times. God expects a lot from us, and many times following Him can be painful; but He always acts out of His love for us. He waits for us to come to Him, so He can show us His love; He will conqueror us to bless us, just as He has said. For the Lord is faithful to all His promises. We are blessed when we wait for Him to help us. We must never leave God’s paths and go astray, we will hear a voice behind us saying, “No, this is the way; walk here.” Next time you go through a difficult time, try to appreciate the experience and grow from it, learning what God wants to teach you. God may be showing you His love by patiently walking with you through adversity.
Gracious God, thank You for waiting for me to show Your love, to bring me to the place for Your blessings. As I walk through adversity help me to grow stronger in my love and faith as my trust and confidence grows in You. I praise and bless You in the Almighty name of Jesus Christ for everything You are doing for me in Your name I give thanks. Amen.