When The Way Is Long

Little Thoughts For Big Days
Little Thoughts For Big Days

So when the way is long and unending and the night lasts oh ‘ so forever ‘ ~ to throw in the towel seems awfully tempting doesn’t it? To run and forget it all just seems so much easier than dealing with the ‘stuff’ on your plate. You can run to the farthest room ~ store or the farthest park on the planet, but you know that your night will follow you! It will even beat you there and conveniently hang the welcome sign just to make sure you feel at home with your troubles. 😦

So ~ I guess running isn’t going to do it for us. I guess when the night goes on forever, we have to face whatever it is that makes it so dark, so alone and so empty. Perhaps it’s jealousy that gnaws, fears that stalk, worry and anxiety that tear you up emotionally, perhaps prayers that go unanswered ~ these all need to find peace in the dark nights and our lonely, but oh so sweet and beautiful souls need to catch a glorious vision of a God who made us and yes, a God who really does care and is in full-out control, even when it seems like He’s not. He’s promised never to leave or forsake His own and because He was faithful yesterday, we can trust Him today for that. Are you trusting through the dark ~ the long night ~ the unending unanswered prayer? Don’t fight and don’t run but simply stand still and see the salvation of our Lord.

Exodus 14: 13
“And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to-day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to-day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.”

Deuteronomy 31:6
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

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Safe Place

Little Thoughts For Big Days
Little Thoughts For Big Days

So things are caving in on you and whirl about your head, your heart and your beautiful soul like bad weather threats on a rainy day! You seek a safe place but where? No place is even remotely safe because it’s not bad weather at all ~ it’s life with all of its issues with finances, health, relationships, unforgiving spirits, difficult work situations, and people, oh if they would just get it and leave you alone. No place is safe because the threat of it all enters with you ~ into any corner and just stays as an unwelcomed guest, relentlessly hounding and hogging your “Peace” space. Peace? What’s that? Your mind and heart are chaotic, confused and way off base for any semblance of order to surface. When it’s all way bigger than you are you know God has it, so let Him hide you under the protection of His wings and in the shelter of His divine Rock ~ you’ll find peace there! You know you will ~ if you go there with Him and rest your weariness. Let Him grace you with all the good things that He has for you and listen to His words of comfort and promise ~ and just trust Him today!

Psalm 91: 1
“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. 2I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!”…

Psalm 32:7
“You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.”

Isaiah 32:2
“Each one will be like a shelter from the wind and a refuge from the storm, like streams of water in the desert and the shadow of a great rock in a thirsty land.”

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Deep Pain! Deep Healing!

Little Thoughts For Big Days
Little Thoughts For Big Days

So…You’re apprehensive about today for one reason or another? Anxiety twists,tugs and nags at your heart until it feels like it might tear in two leaving a very vulnerable, frazzled edge, opened up for only more pain to enter. Where does it end? Where does one get relief from the exhaustion and hopelessness of it all? Friends, Christ gives us a clear-cut answer and stands ready to take your weighted load, carry it for you and smooth the frazzled threads. Let Him heal you of your anxiety! Work with Him on it and allow Him to work it out for you.

Matthew 11: 28 – 29:
“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS.…”

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For your feelings of sadness or depression remember some of our great Bible heroes, and spiritual leaders had to deal with the dark, downside and heaviness of heart for one reason or another. Moses, Elijah, David and Job, just to name a few, questioned God as they suffered feelings of inadequacies, some tainted with guilt as they experienced consequences of bad choices! Take heart friends, God didn’t leave them alone but He came to them with compassion overload, to lift them out of their despair and mend their brokenness. He desired to use them in spite of weaknesses. And He did! His desire is to do the same for you! He’s the healer of broken hearts and the mender of broken spirits. He’s the lifter of heads and our shield of protection! Rely on Him and enter a new year with renewed hope!

Psalm 3:3
“But you, LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high.”

Psalm 34:18, 19
“The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. A righteous man may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all.”

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