Wait Continually

I’ve been reading in the book of Hosea the last few days as I read through the bible.  It’s really depressing!!!
The people have continuously turned from God and sacrificed to any other gods and idols that they can find! And still God has words of hope and love for his people tucked in amidst his anger, frustration, and disappointment.
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So you, by the help of your God, return, hold fast to love and justice, and wait continually for your God.  Hosea 12:6

God called them to return, just as he wants us to return to Him.  He desires the constant communication that He had with us in the Garden of Eden where the connection was so close and intimate.  But we have chased after other things that take up our time and take time away from our relationship with God – social media, work, hobbies, family. If these things replace time with God, they are our own personal idols.

Thankfully, God says that we can return to Him with His help.  We are never too far gone to renew or begin that relationship with him.  Love, Justice, and Patience – these things are necessary to begin our journey back to God.  As much as impulsiveness and selfish desires led you to pursue things other than God, you must turn in the opposite direction to find your way back to him.  Let go of anything that stands in the way of your relationship with God and wait for Him to come to you as He did to Adam and Eve in the Garden.

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