"When the LORD saw how great was man’s wickedness on earth, and how no desire that his heart conceived was ever anything but evil, he regretted that he had made man on the earth, and his heart was grieved." ~ Genesis 6: 5-6
His heart was grieved. Grieved.
I was taken aback when I read this because so often, we think of God only in large, looming terms. We know He is all-powerful, and all-knowing, so quite often, we choose to hold Him at arms-length; a little afraid, a little intimidated.
Yet we know from this very scripture that He is more than capable of grieving. Just like Jesus, when his friend Lazarus died, was capable of deep, deep sadness.
What desires is your heart conceiving?
How have you grieved the Lord?
Because He is not in the least at arms-length, my friends. He is beside you and within you. And He will not fail you.
Therefore, tell me, how much more beautiful would this scripture be if it read this way:
Let us not grieve the heart of our Lord.
May our hearts, and His, be fulfilled.