Updated: Sep 27
"Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.(Genesis 6:5,8).
Grace Still Abounds
God's sorrow was/is due to man choosing sin over Him. We are His children. He made us in His image (Genesis 1:26). We are born sinners; an imperfect people, because of Adam's choice to disobey God. God is patient. "The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9). With all of the wickedness going on in Noah's day, he found grace in the eyes of the Lord (Gen. 6:8). With all of the wickedness going on currently, we too can find grace in the eyes of the Lord. From the Old Testament to the New, God asks us to repent (turn) and follow Him (Isiah 55:7, Ezekiel 18:23,32, Mathew 4:17). There are so many scriptures, from the beginning of God's Word to the end, of God admonishing man to repent and be saved. "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved (John 3:16-17). Put your trust, confidence, plans, and eternal destiny in Jesus. He alone can save us.
"Seek the Lord while He may be found, Call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way, And the unrighteous man his thoughts; Let him return to the Lord (Isaiah 55:6-7).
Seek Him While He May Be Found
When we cannot feel God, it is because we moved. God says in His Word that He is with us always (Isaiah 41:10, Zeph. 3:17, Matt. 28:20, Rom.8:38,39). That is, from the beginning till the end. Our own disobedience to God is what separates us or rather is what builds barriers between us and Him. However, if we repent, God is just to forgive us (1 John 1:9). Remember from which you have fallen and repent (Rev. 2:5).
You Can Find Grace