… Due to the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising solar will come to us from heaven to shine on these residing in darkness and within the shadow of demise, to information our toes into the trail of peace. Luke 1:78-79
God’s Phrase guarantees,
“Weeping could stay for an evening, however rejoicing comes within the morning” (Psalm 30:5).
You’re positive it’s previous as a consequence of be morning already. It’s onerous to let Him be in control of the whys, hows, and whens. You solely know what you suppose you need.
You: “I’m numb. The place am I? The place did I’m going?”
God: “I lengthy so that you can be quiet, refresh your self in Me. Quiet your soul in Me and let your spirit hear and obtain from Me the therapeutic that you simply want. Then you possibly can develop into the attractive new treasure that I take into account.”
You: (not getting the message) “The place are You? I really feel disconnected and shut down. In my devotional time, I can’t join with You want I wish to (or used to). Why?”
God: “I’m close to. Actually, I’m right here with you now. I’m in you. Simply relaxation in Me. Whisper My title. Sit with Me and let Me love you. It’s sufficient.”
You: (Not but acknowledging the compulsive nature of your former works, even these “in Jesus’ name”) “When will You let me really feel reconnected with life?”
God: “I need you related to Me, not life as you already know it, not a ministry, not a gaggle. Join with Me in that deep-calls-to-deep place. Let Me gently confront any vanity or demanding tone. It’s O.Okay. to need extra, not O.Okay. to demand it.” Or His reply could also be silence. He could not say a phrase, as a result of He’s doing a brand new factor, so honor His proper to decide on should you reconnect with life as you knew it, and the way and when you possibly can really feel once more.
You: “Soften my coronary heart. Let me glimpse new ranges of true communion with You.”
God: “I lengthy for you greater than you lengthy for Me. Belief Me.”
Isaiah spoke of mounting up with wings as an eagle. When an eagle feels poisonous, it sits excessive on a rock above all his enemies and lets the solar do its work. When the eagle is molting and in a weakened situation, it lets God’s solar renew it whereas it will get new feathers to soar larger. It additionally goes to the excessive rock when it has eaten one thing contaminated. The psalmist talked concerning the rock that’s larger than his enemies. When your human spirit is drained of God’s relaxation, take day trip and let God’s tender mercy shine into your soul. Get outdoors and sit within the solar, really feel the breeze, and possibly have a look at some water, a lake, stream, clouds, or perhaps a fountain.
John Piper says, “God is most glorified in us, once we are most glad in Him.” Will you discover your effectively of satisfaction, your fountain of life, in Him? The hymn “Second By Second” is an affirmation that Jesus by no means leaves or forsakes you. Right here is the refrain:
Second by second I’m stored in His love;
Second by second I’ve life from above;
Trying to Jesus until glory doth shine;
Second by second, O Lord, I’m Thine.
Daniel W. Whittle, 1893
Decide to him, “Second by second, Lord, I’m Yours.”
By Sylvia Gunter
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