So despair has left you bent and broken, shattered and frazzled? No escape? What now? Where do you turn in your moment of it? In the long hours of it? In the days, the weeks, and the months of it? Maybe the years of it’s never ending chaotic twists and turns when it relentlessly hunts you down to tear you apart much like a wild animal stalks it’s prey? The heavy heart it carries makes it so difficult to move forward ~ to even take a small step let alone make it to some place of destination. Maybe the despair is depression itself that has you caught in it’s web, entrapped you in it’s sticky, circle of poison, relentless to let you go! Yes ~ for sure ~ What now? Sight and insight is limited with high walls ~ dark and cold! Choices are difficult! Thinking is impossible! Who can see through it?
Well, right there, and right now, know that you are loved by a God who is right there and right now beside you, ready to shelter you under His wing of protection and love you just for who you are, in that total mess and heap of confusion that you feel inside. He’s ready to carry you when you can’t move and bless you through the good and bad. He’s ready to grace you over the next step, the next hurdle, and through the deepest and steepest of valleys ~ just because He cares! When you can’t see past the shadows ~ even your own shadow, trust Him there ~ in the dark, for the sun shines and the Son shines bright in the shadows! Grasp the hem of His garment of love there even when it’s not felt nor understood ~ because it never will be understood. It goes beyond anything that we can imagine! It’s just the way God is and it’s His perfect presence there now ~ for you!
And I pray that Christ will be more and more at home in your hearts as you trust in Him. May your roots go down deep into the soil of God’s marvelous love. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep His love really is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is so great you will never fully understand it. Then you will be filled with the fullness of life and power that comes from God. Now all glory to God, who is able through His power to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think
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The Son Shines In The Shadows