What Makes God Anxious

8 May

On the Porch

Onisha Ellis

I'm a winner

What makes God anxious?  The word anxious tends to make one think of anxiety but I never thought to  link the words anxious and God together.

This morning, I read a devotional by David Wilkerson titled “The Blessings of Goodness” The scripture that really stood out for me was Isaiah 65:24

It shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will “hear”.

David Wilkerson explained “This verse provides us with an incredible picture of our Lord’s love for us. Evidently He is so anxious to bless us, so ready to fulfill His loving-kindness in our lives, that He cannot wait for us to tell him our needs. He jumps in and performs acts of mercy, grace and love toward us before we even ask-and that is a supreme pleasure to Him”

Imagine, God  can hardly wait to  provide for us! Can you recall a time when God had already placed someone or something in your life before you even knew you had a need? I have and it thrills my heart, every time.

8 Responses to “What Makes God Anxious”

  1. Old Things R New May 9, 2014 at 8:18 pm #

    All comments are good that lead to discussion!

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  2. I was working for Teen Challenge when word came that David Wilkerson died in a car crash. That was a sad day. Thank you for this blog, 🙂 blessings,

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    • Old Things R New May 8, 2014 at 9:50 pm #

      It was a sad day for me too. Teen Challenge was a part of my youth in the 60’s and the work began there still blesses me today. Thanks for stopping by and sharing.

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  3. divoran09 May 8, 2014 at 6:54 pm #

    Simply lovely, Alta, and a good alternative meaning for anxious.

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    • Old Things R New May 8, 2014 at 7:38 pm #

      Except for the scripture, most of the words are David Wilkerson. Even though he is in heaven, his words still speak hope. As I read this, it was thrilling to think God could be just as excited or anxious to see me receive His gift as I am when I choose a gift I know someone is going to love.

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  4. GGJinxy@aol.com May 8, 2014 at 6:07 pm #

    U love your post, Alta…very thought provoking. Jesus tells to”be anxious for nothing, but in everything, with prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your request be made known unto God and the peace that passes all understanding will keep your heart and your mind in Christ Jesus, our Lord..

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    • Old Things R New May 8, 2014 at 7:41 pm #

      He does indeed tell us to be anxious for nothing. I found it interesting that anxious could be a positive emotion as well as a negative one.

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      • Louise Gib son May 9, 2014 at 7:49 pm #

        yOU ARE SO RIGHT, aLTA. iF i HAD THOUGHT A LITTLE DEEPER, i WOULD NOT HAVE COME UP WITH THAT PARTICULAR COMMENT.

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