For this cause the Lord will be waiting, so that he may be kind to you; and he will be lifted up, so that he may have mercy on you; for the Lord is a God of righteousness: there is a blessing on all whose hope is in him.

The LORD will wait so he can be gracious to you

Isa 30:18 “Nevertheless, the LORD will wait so he can be gracious to you; and thus he will rise up to show you mercy. For the LORD is a God of justice. How blessed are all those who wait for him.” (ISV)

Isa 30:1 “Oh, you stubborn children,” declares the LORD, “who carry out plans—but they are not mine, and who make alliances—but not by my Spirit, piling sin upon sin.
Isa 30:2 They set out to go down to Egypt, without asking my advice; taking refuge in Pharaoh’s protection, and seeking shelter in Egypt’s shadow.
Isa 30:15 For this is what the LORD GOD, the Holy One of Israel, says: “In repentance and rest you will be saved; in staying calm and trusting will be your strength. But you refused.
Isa 30:18 “Nevertheless, the LORD will wait so he can be gracious to you; and thus he will rise up to show you mercy. For the LORD is a God of justice. How blessed are all those who wait for him.”
Isa 30:19 Indeed, you people who live in Zion and in Jerusalem, you will weep no more. How gracious the LORD will be to you at the sound of your cry! As soon as he hears it, he will answer you.
Isa 30:21 And whether you turn to the right or turn to the left, your ears will hear a message behind you: “This is the way, walk in it.” (ISV)

When you go directly to God and cry out, he will answer
But we, like Jonah, chose to go on another path1)Jon 1:1 Now this message from the LORD came to Amittai’s son Jonah:
Jon 1:2 “Get up and go to Nineveh, that great city! Then cry out in protest against it, because their evil has come to my attention.”
Jon 1:3 But Jonah got up and fled from the LORD to Tarshish. He went down to Joppa, and secured passage on a ship bound for Tarshish. He paid the fare and boarded, intending to go with the mariners to Tarshish to escape from the LORD.(ISV)

So because The LORD loves us, he then waits for us to come to our senses, and turn back to him
But now we’re on the Jonah loop and are in a state of waiting2)Jon 1:17 Now the LORD had prepared a large sea creature to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was inside the sea creature for three days and three nights. (ISV)…until enough faith is built, to be able to follow Gods way, to turn back to God 3)Jon 2:1 Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from inside the sea creature. (ISV)
As soon as we turn back to God, in proof of our built up faith, God shows his mercy4)Jon 2:10 Then the LORD spoke to the sea creature, and it spewed Jonah onto the dry land. (ISV)
And we are issued the command again 5)Jon 3:1 This message from the LORD came to Jonah a second time:
Jon 3:2 “Get up and go to Nineveh, that great city, and proclaim to it the message that I tell you.
Jon 3:3 So Jonah got up and went to Nineveh to do what LORD had ordered. Now Nineveh was a very large city, requiring a three-day journey to cross through it.”(ISV)

And as we fulfill the command of the LORD, his will is done on earth as it is in the heavens 6)Jon 3:10 God took note of what they did—that they turned from their evil ways. Because God relented concerning the trouble about which he had warned them, he did not carry it out. (ISV)

This is how God’s love works
A swift answer, and if you’re not able to follow it immediately,
or didn’t even ask,
Then a faith strengthening process is started,
The Lord waits on you and you wait upon the Lord.
Then YOU jump into action and do what The LORD desires
And he can show his power, because your faith has grown.
Bless The LORD.

Father, I thank you for always giving us an answer.
Father, I know sometimes our eyes are not on you.
And we need that refocusing , and strengthening of our faith.
In your great Love, you wait for us to be ready.
So that we can proclaim your will.
Bless The LORD, In Jesus Holy Name.

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1.Jon 1:1 Now this message from the LORD came to Amittai’s son Jonah:
Jon 1:2 “Get up and go to Nineveh, that great city! Then cry out in protest against it, because their evil has come to my attention.”
Jon 1:3 But Jonah got up and fled from the LORD to Tarshish. He went down to Joppa, and secured passage on a ship bound for Tarshish. He paid the fare and boarded, intending to go with the mariners to Tarshish to escape from the LORD.(ISV)
2.Jon 1:17 Now the LORD had prepared a large sea creature to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was inside the sea creature for three days and three nights. (ISV)
3.Jon 2:1 Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from inside the sea creature. (ISV)
4.Jon 2:10 Then the LORD spoke to the sea creature, and it spewed Jonah onto the dry land. (ISV)
5.Jon 3:1 This message from the LORD came to Jonah a second time:
Jon 3:2 “Get up and go to Nineveh, that great city, and proclaim to it the message that I tell you.
Jon 3:3 So Jonah got up and went to Nineveh to do what LORD had ordered. Now Nineveh was a very large city, requiring a three-day journey to cross through it.”(ISV)
6.Jon 3:10 God took note of what they did—that they turned from their evil ways. Because God relented concerning the trouble about which he had warned them, he did not carry it out. (ISV)