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Pardon and Forgiveness
He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever. (Psalm 103:9)
He will chide sometimes, or He would not be a wise Father for such poor, erring children as we are. His chiding is very painful to those who are true, because they feel how sadly they deserve it and how wrong it is on their part to grieve Him.
|My in-car love affair with the Twilight
audiobooks is over. For now, anyway.
Not being as tech savvy as my husband, I haven't yet figured out about playing my iPod through my car radio, so I got out my dusty old CD wallet and put in a CD. (That I loaded it in the 90s was obvious by its contents: Hootie and the Blowfish, Blues Traveler, The Black Crowes...) So first I played The Best of Elvis Costello, followed by Neil Young Unplugged... I finally got stuck on The Crash Test Dummies, The Ghosts that Haunt Me.
Maybe you feel that God promised you something, and it has been too long in coming. Maybe you are feeling desperate and even despairing. Hope deferred makes the heart sick when it is set on our expectations in our time frame. You've asked "Why, Lord? Where is it? What's going on? Why are You silent?" You have examined your heart to see if there is sin in your life. You've bargained and pleaded, maybe even pouted a little. It seems that God is far away, and the heavens are brass.