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The discipline of God’s people had crawled to its end. His hand had turned to restore. Brought on by years of disregard, God reached his limit and chose for awhile to disregard them. And here they are; at the bottom of what their disregard had cost them – not yet recovered from all they had lost.

It never fails. We convince ourselves that all is okay until it is so blatantly not. It is a shame that it takes a wake up call for us to wake up. And when we finally do, we wonder why it took us so long. It is in this vein that Isaiah pens this question; “Why, O Lord, do you make us wander from your ways.” Why do you make us to where we want to?

Isaiah boiled it down to that question. God boils his side down as well. “I called but you did not answer, I spoke but you did not listen.” All along the way, he calls us to himself. Listen and we do not wander. Disregard and we begin a gradual decent.

Every day we are given a new chance to listen. I believe there is nothing that God desires more than for us to want to spend time with him. Conversely, there is nothing Satan desires more than to keep us from it. Every day is new chance to start fresh. Whether the neglect has been a couple days, weeks, months or even years; He calls.

 

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