God is Most Holy
We are living in perilous and trying times. Our hearts must look toward God our Creator and Lord. There has never been a better time to get our lives right before God. Cleansing our hands and hearts before Him should be a priority. He is always available to His children. His heart is open to their cry. Nevertheless, when we are in rebellion and anger towards Him, we cannot walk in faith toward Him. Our own hearts are not open to hear His response to our cry.
God does not get angry at our anger against Him. He knows our understanding is darkened in some area causing us to see through a veil of anger and bitterness. We cannot see Him as He truly is. It is when we have a contrite and repentant heart that we see who He is and what He has planned for us.
Let us take this time of trials to check our own life out through His eyes. Let Him clean out the places of pain and rebellion in us, so He can heal us, forgive us and the flow of relationship become restored between us. When this happens those prayers and declarations we speak in faith will be answered quickly.
Psalm 2 Easy-to-Read Version
2 Why are the nations so angry?
Why are the people making such foolish plans?
2 Their kings and leaders join together
to fight against the Lord and his chosen king.
3 They say, “Let’s rebel against them.
Let’s break free from them!”
4 But the one who rules in heaven laughs at them.
The Lord makes fun of them.
5 He speaks to them in anger,
and it fills them with fear.
6 He says, “I have chosen this man to be king,
and he will rule on Zion, my holy mountain.”
7 Let me tell you about the Lord’s agreement:
He said to me, “Today I have become your father,
and you are my son.
8 If you ask, I will give you the nations.
Everyone on earth will be yours.
9 You will rule over them with great power.
You will scatter your enemies like broken pieces of pottery!”
10 So, kings and rulers, be smart
and learn this lesson.
11 Serve the Lord with fear and trembling.
12 Show that you are loyal to his son,
or the Lord will be angry and destroy you.
He is almost angry enough to do that now,
but those who go to him for protection will be blessed.
Matthew 3:2 King James Version
2 And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Acts 3:19 King James Version
19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.
Psalm 86:5 King James Version
5 For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.