Our God is a God of passion. He is a God of emotions. He is not a flat, unfeeling observer. He loves, He gets angry, He grieves, and in Genesis 6:6, we see that the sinfulness of humanity deeply troubled His heart.
What an impact we have on the heart of God! To
think that He cares for our affairs and the state of our spirituality so
much that we can deeply trouble His heart.
But what I
notice here is that God isn't just deeply troubled in His heart, and
then He moves on. He doesn't feel the emotion and then simply shrug it
off or "get over it".
He does something.
When God's heart was deeply troubled, it moved Him to try to correct the situation.
the question is, what makes your heart deeply troubled? And what do you
do about it? Like God, probably the things that most trouble your heart
are the results of sin in the world - children going hungry, people
being treated unjustly, people taking advantages unfairly... When your
heart is troubled by those things that should not be, what do you do? Do
you pretend as if there's nothing you can do about it and move on with
your life, or do you take action to correct the situation, like God did?
deeply troubles God's heart, just as it does ours. And He will not let
it stand. He will take action to correct the situation, usually doing so
through our actions.
Let the strength of His deep passion move you emotionally, and actively, as together with Him you DO SOMETHING.