Light In The Dark

There’s most likely a whole bunch of us that sometimes think no one else has been where we are, and it’s a lonely wilderness wandering where no one really and truly understands if anyone cares at all. Oh but beautiful one, no matter where it is or where you’ve walked, you can know that others have walked it, been there, done that and cut a path very similar to where you find yourself in these hard days but Oh don’t we long for the dawn in the dark? Don’t we wish the night to end to bring closure to the story?

Our psalmist, David, did too, when he found himself in the wilderness of Judah, Psalm 63! Here he reflects on God’s presence even through the night. He finds when light is absent, his God is his Light, illuminating his mind and his thoughts and in the hushed and stilled moments of his night he has time to ponder just how important life is when shared with his LORD. He’s everything He could ever be to David, and so worthy of praise!

So yeah, even David has been there, in the dark, in the night, running, hiding, thirsty for the refreshment of his God in a parched wilderness! It’s there though, where he gazed on God’s power and glory and caught a view of His realness, and we can too, in our dark, because it’s in the dark where He is our Light, our illuminator, giving insight to the blind spots, and wisdom for the next move.

“Oh God, You are my God. I earnestly search for You. My soul thirsts for You; my whole body longs for You in this parched and weary land where there is no water…..Your unfailing love is better than life itself; how I praise You…You satisfy more than the richest feast. I will praise You with songs of joy.”

Psalm 63: 1, 3, 5

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Out For Recycle

So, ok! You know God has this, whatever it is you’ve got on your mind and your heart. Whatever it is that’s being difficult for you to manage. You know for sure He’s right there in the middle of it right? I know that we know He takes the bad, blesses it in recycle and makes good of it! Yeah, we do know that don’t we? We really do know that! But when He has to take the bad, to use it for good, it’s really hard on the rest of us isn’t it? If only, oh if only, He could just always use the good, and not have to take us through the thicket of consequences and the trenches of pitfalls. We’re thankful and blessed that He can do it and does it to perfection but it’s those hard places in the getting from the bad to the good that are so difficult to maneuver through and around and in and out of.

We need to remember in the hard places there’s been no abandonment. God hasn’t left us! He has not thrown us aside for something better. No… He’s just got to take this old sinful world with it’s pathetic baggage and tweak it here and fine tune it there to redeem it, make it of some value, as He works it out for our good and His glory. But He’s with us through the confusion and chaos of it all. He’s walking us through the consequences of the bad.

David knew! He knew that his life was all fashioned out and planned by a brilliant, loving God who cared compassionately about his situation and his outlandish circumstances. In Psalm 139:16, he confirms it in his mind, heart and soul when he vocally proclaims to the LORD, “You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in Your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. How precious are Your thoughts about me, O God. They can not be numbered! I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! When I wake up You are still with me!

David’s sense of perception of His LORD, led him to a sweet place of awe before his awesome God, who was in complete control of all things. Whether good or bad, he knew God had complete understanding and a strength and ability to work it out. So can we! In our highs and lows we can know, Romans 8:28, “That in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
So when He has to recycle the wrong, He has to recycle our worry into TRUST, our fear into COURAGE, and our doubt into FAITH. Then He can work it out and fashion a new hope for our road ahead bringing a new joy and a new peace into the hard place!

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A Kind Return

It’s kind of like giving grace out isn’t it? Sometimes, in the hard places it’s hard to give it but giving out kindness and being kind is kind of like giving out grace and being gracious! It’s not always easy in our humanness to give of it freely! It may fall on deaf ears and cynical hearts but it’s still a sincere kindness and a beautiful grace coming from a sincere heart, your sincere heart and so do it anyways. Yeah, go on and do the “reaching out” thing to someone in need. To someone who hurts or possibly hurts others because they themselves hurt. Hurt returns hurt, much like kindness returns kindness. But then, deep in hurt, a gentle spirit of kindness comes in, in a gentle way, to soften and heal. You can be that kindness that comes in to soothe and smooth out the jagged edge.

Sometimes the very hardest thing to do but the very kindest thing is to just pray kindness over the one in most need. It will move God’s hand of blessing over them and return to you multiplied! So yeah, you there, right there in the center of hurt, tears and anger, do a kind thing! Share a prayer of love and find it returning in twofold in a blessing of grace and healing upon your own beautiful soul.

Colossians 3:12
“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”

“If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat, and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink. For in so doing, you will heap burning coals on his head, and the LORD will reward you.”

Proverbs 25:22

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Our Faithful God


Somedays don’t we just feel like a broken record down here on this planet? We keep asking for the things we feel God has put on our hearts and we keep asking and asking, and asking. We see glimmers and then we don’t! We see help, and then we don’t. And we keep asking, seeking, and waiting for His answer. He’s delighted when we do, but a grateful heart for His faithfulness in the past is an awesome way to say thank you for the next miracle in His hand. Oh He’s so faithful isn’t He? He’s so faithful to stand by us and watch over us and care for us daily. One of my favorite verses found in Lamentations 2: 22, 23 reminds us of His mercies, new every morning, “The LORD’S loving-kindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.” Oh what a divine blessing to know this God of love and faithfulness at every turn of our lives.

Moses knew too, and was very aware of God’s faithfulness, when he penned a amazing reference for his God, to His people in Deuteronomy 32: 3,4, “I will proclaim the name of the Lord. How glorious is our God. He is The Rock! His work is perfect, For all His ways are just; A God of faithfulness and without injustice, Righteous and upright is He.” Oh yeah, he knew of God’s power. He had witnessed powerful miracles in the wilderness as he led the Israelites from slavery to freedom and ultimately to the brink of the promise; the land of milk and honey! He’d seen the power! He’d witnessed God’s hand of provision! He’d experienced the real – life impossible made possible. He knew, that he knew, that he knew His God was a dependable and an honest promise keeper. So, let’s you and I and we and us, remember we serve the same faithful God who is so trustworthy for the days ahead, in the hard places along the way.

Oh yeah, He’s faithful and when Timothy returned from Thessalonica with the good news that the church had not abandoned their faith because of dreadful opposition, but rather stood strong and continued in faith and love it was Good news to Paul’s ears and his first letter to the church in Thessalonica explodes with joy at such a confirmation. He closes off his letter in 1 Thessalonians 5:23, 24, with a blessing to believers confirming the promises of God. “Now may the God of peace make you holy in every way and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless until your Lord Jesus Christ comes again. God will make this happen, for He who calls you is faithful and He also will bring it to pass.”

Pray on beautiful soul for those things on your heart, and be thankful that we pray to a faithful God who hears, and keeps His word.
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