With a little wrath I hid My face from you for a moment; But with everlasting kindness I will have mercy on you,” Says the LORD, your Redeemer. Isaiah 54:8
Wrath, little; but kindness everlasting, and so the Lord greets us this morning! At times from our lowly view the wrath may seem overwhelming and the kindness far away - like it happened way back when and won't come until some unimaginable future day. However, the trials of today are not wrath, and we know it in our spirit. The Lord reminds us that this time of trial is but a moment in His great plan for us. His everlasting kindness brings to us the mercy we need. And that is just what it will feel like when our Redeemer returns to bring us home!
We may think that since we live in the moment His wrath is on us all the time, but it was only for a moment, and that moment was only to bring us back to Him, and the moment may not even belong to you and me but to our Lord and Redeemer. We have tribulation in this age, but it is the everlasting kindness of our Redeemer that upholds us in this time. His mercy brought us grace, and God's grace does not stop even for a moment. Ya know, we can claim His wrath, and we deserved it before He saved us, but it is much better to claim His mercy and grace, after all He earned it for us and gives it to us freely. I think I'll quit moaning 'wrath' and instead explore His everlasting kindness.
Have a healing day in body and spirit through our Lord Jesus Christ!Bucky