Isaiah 30:18 amp.
And therefore the Lord [earnestly] waits [expecting, looking, and longing] to be gracious to you; and therefore He lifts Himself up, that He may have mercy on you and show loving-kindness to you. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are all those who [earnestly] wait for Him, who expect and look and long for Him [for His victory, His favor, His love, His peace, His joy, and His matchless, unbroken companionship]! [John 14:3, 27; II Cor. 12:9; Heb. 12:2; I John 3:16; Rev. 3:5.]
What a wonderful, wonderful verse! This verse is one of my favorite from the Word of God. Some people have been unfortunately taught that God is a severe, punitive God and we have to carry our cross every day to even begin to please Him just a little bit. If you are one of those people, rejoice, because tonight it is the end of that lie that you have been believing. God, first of all, is not human. So we cannot give Him human attributes. His love is not our kind of love, His jealousy not our kind of jealousy, His justice not our kind of justice. Of course by reading the Word we get to know Him for Who He is. Once we are born again, keep the communication (prayers) with Him open and feed ourselves and renew our minds every day, no matter how long every day for the renewal and feeding, there is really one thing left to do…Just believe!
… Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are all those who [earnestly] wait for Him, who expect and look and long for Him [for His victory, His favor, His love, His peace, His joy, and His matchless, unbroken companionship]! [John 14:3, 27; II Cor. 12:9; Heb. 12:2; I John 3:16; Rev. 3:5.]
The Lord longs to bless you and show you His goodness and have mercy on you. Our part of this sweet deal is to expect Him, wait for Him and wanting, longing to be blessed by Him…frankly, who would not want to be blessed? And these blessings are just for the taking if we only believe and have faith in His promise. I swear to you, if you go about your day expecting to be blessed by the Lord He will bless you! In our unbroken and unbreakable companionship with the Lord there is truly victory, favor, love, peace, joy. I experience this every day. There is no secret recipe, no hard thing for us to do, truly, do as I do…just believe 💜