“Seek the Lord while He may be found;
Call upon Him while He is near.
And the unrighteous man his thoughts;
And let him return to the Lord,
And He will have compassion on him,
And to our God.
For He will abundantly pardon.”
Isn’t our God good! He is a God of compassion. He understands that we are but dust (Ps. 103) yet, He chooses to pardon us. There is not a sin that you can commit that is beyond the realm of God’s pardon. David, a man after God’s own heart, committed adultery and murder. When he repented, God forgave Him.
Isaiah goes on to say, “For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways
And My thoughts than your thoughts.”
This is where our prayer must begin. We must acknowledge that even though we are praying what we think is the best for a person or a situation, God knows more than we do. We tend to look at the outer appearance of the circumstance; God looks at the heart. (1 Sam. 16:7). Knowing the heart of man, God works all circumstances to our good. (Romans 8:28).
Our God is a good God. He is compassionate and just, yet willing to pardon a heart that repents. He’s go this. We just have to trust Him.