I get that some days you feel the walls are cracked the paint is chipped, and that you blend in the wallpaper, but remember perfection and performance aren’t necessary ‘nor are they a standard for your value.
You get that don’t you? You get it that you don’t have to be perfect, all you need to do is be you in your less-than-perfect state. We will never be that, only God’s way is perfect and He loves our broken selves just as broken as we are It’s Him who perfects our ways just as He pleases.
So maybe your day isn’t going so great and it feels like it’s one big heap of nonsense that no one even cares about. What do you do with that? What to do when the good ole days have kicked up their heels and jollied off south to the sunshine and fun-shine and left you in the heaps of winter doldrums feeling a bit shabby and just not up to snuff?
Maybe there’s been a conundrum of ifs ands and buts and you’ve played 20 million questions and not gotten any answers because there are no answers to get!
Everybody else is right and no one even hears what you have to say, nor do they care if you have anything to say at all. It’s a crazy mixed-up life and your day has just toppled off the wall much like a Humpty Dumpty. Yeah, we’ve all had them, haven’t we? We’ve all been there, haven’t we? We’ve all witnessed firsthand the downside of difficult and the hard-pressed pages of hardship.
Beautiful you, through it all, stay true to the right things. Don’t let a downcast spirit, crush your day or dictate your feelings. You can know the sun shines from the heavens on you, and even through dark clouds of gray, God sends His grace and favour from His heavenly throne to your soul.
Get away with the God who cares deeply about you and even though you feel alone and isolated He’s crazy about who you are. You are made in His image and that’s His brilliant creation and perfection, personified in you. It’s no small matter. It’s who you are!
David knew how perfect God’s way is when he penned Psalm 18:30, 32, 33, 34,
“As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the Lord is flawless. He is a shield for all who take refuge in Him…It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect. He makes my feet like the feet of a deer, and He enables me to stand on the heights. He trains my hands for battle;…You give me the shield of victory.”
Awesome words from David to us on this all-gone-wrong day. So, beautiful one, get away with Jesus, even for a few minutes. Soak in His grace and learn from His laws. They will revive your soul and bring joy to your heart. It’s a promise from His heart to yours.
Some days the pain goes way deep and the hurt is really real and really hard and the heart hurts and the head hurts and the soul cries and the tears flow and the days are just so overwhelming.
In these anxious-filled, difficult moments, we have an Author writing our lives with pen in one nail-pierced hand and a divine paintbrush of grace-filled red in the other. His blood was shed for us and yeah, He paints our story beautifully now because of it.
He’s our Saviour and He’s made a way for us to make it through this hard place! Only because of the cross, His death, and His life can we have hope and do this hard thing, defying us and staring us in the face. So whatever it is He’s written and writing and hand-painted for your story, you gotta know He’s got this and His sustaining grace covers it for us.
So beautiful you with a beautiful soul, At such a time as this, He is our Healer, our Protector, and our Provider through it all and all the way to the cross He proved it. Now, just hand those anxious thoughts, that fear, disappointment, and deep hurt over into the Saviour’s pierced hands, the one and only Author of our faith who paints our story so perfectly; so beautifully perfect for us at such a time as this! It’s ok then to just breathe and rest in His care and safekeeping and know the promise of Romans 8: 28 is Truth!
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”
It’s foggy out there, isn’t it? I mean with opinions and ideas and so many questions without answers? It’s like murky water, a little frightening, a little unnerving and we wonder what’s lurking in the unseen and the unknown.
So when we can’t see past the fog and the smog in this crazy life, what do we do? Fog’s no fun and It’s not a bad idea to sit and wait for it to lift before choosing our options, but it might take a while. The foggy places are those places where steps of faith are necessary for our survival. They might be small at first; little baby steps until we get our grounding, but the pierced hand of our Saviour reaches through the fog, ready to catch, carry and guide us through the density of perilous times.
When the fog is heavy and the confusion chaotic and overwhelming, rest quietly, take His hand and let Him lead. You might need to sit quietly for a time in order to hear His word to you, but listen to the still small voice in your ‘soul’ ~ that deep inner voice, not your heart, and not your head as those voices could lead off track! Today, for this time and this season, listen with soul ears! That conscience deep within that God uses to direct us into the proper path! To lead us in the right way into divine wisdom. To keep us from evil, from temptation! From going the wrong direction! From there faith will become stronger as we press in closer to God in the journey. So yeah, beautiful one, Don’t move out into the fog until you hear with Soul ears!
“Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” Isaiah 30: 21
“He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way.” Psalm 25:9
“I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them.” Isaiah 42:16