Getting reconciled with God

I have seen what they do, but I will heal them anyway! I will lead them. I will comfort those who mourn, bringing words of praise to their lips. May they have abundant peace, both near and far,” says the Lord, who heals them. “But those who still reject me are like the restless sea, which is never still but continually churns up mud and dirt. There is no peace for the wicked,” says my God. Isaiah 57:17-21 NLT

From the text, in spite of what people have been doing, defying God in wanton disobedience to His will, God pursues them with healing. Comfort and peace are included in this healing process. Comfort is not just consoling because of sin but includes forgiveness that leads to peace. When God’s people are coming to Him in humility seeking His forgiveness, revival will take place. God dwells in the hearts of those who are open to His working. The Lord Jesus Christ promised comfort to those who will mourn over sin (Matthew 5:4). He came to preach peace both to those far and near to God. “He brought this Good News of peace to you Gentiles who were far away from him, and peace to the Jews who were near” (Ephesians 2:17). The Spirit of God works in the hearts of believers to produce peace reconciling sinners to God. “For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them” (2 Corinthians 5:19). Because we are sinners, we find ourselves restless for we are never contented, void of being grateful, and never satisfied. This is why we need a Savior. He does not only provide peace that replaces our restlessness, He also provides new life. “But those who still reject me are like the restless sea, which is never still but continually churns up mud and dirt” (Isaiah 57:21). There is no use insisting our own way for “There is no peace for the wicked.”

Blessings,

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