So it’s done it again and life has thrown another wrench on the road of your trying journey. You can’t get over it and you can’t get around it and you just know you can’t get through it! So, here you are left feeling frustrated, empty and unhappy with your plight! Possibly fearful, alone and anxious. The way is ominous, and mysterious and so very unfulfilling. There are no answers and seriously sometimes there are just no questions because how does one wrap their head and their heart around the difficulties that evolve out of no where? How does one elaborate on “Why”? So much stuff and now what? Where does the heart go when the head just doesn’t understand? Beautiful soul, go to the Father who knows the “Why” and chooses to keep it for you. Go to the One in sovereign charge over your matters, your issues, your concerns and your cares. In Psalm 137 God’s people sat by the rivers of Babyon and wept. They were in exile in a pagan land and their song was gone. They hung up their harps in the tree branches because it was too painful to remember the joyous moments of their promised land. They had been bullied by leaders and kings from inside and outside of Israel. David though, chose to remember Jerusalem even through the pain and so can we. Let’s say with him in Psalm 138:2b, 3: “I will praise Your name for Your unfailing love and faithfulness; for Your promises are backed by all the honour of Your name. As soon as I pray, You answer me; You encourage me by giving me strength.”
So whatever it is that’s been thrown at you, or whatever it is that you’ve lost, or whatever it is that has holds you in bondage, do not hang up your harp because of it. Do not let it take your song! Don’t let it rob you of your joy! Instead, like David, praise God anyway and remember His faithfulness. Receive His encouragement for the moment and find a renewed strength even in your sorrow. Even in your loss. Even in your sadness!
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Yeah, we’re sojourners along this earthly journey of life. Broken and bruised and sometimes just hanging on by a thread of hope and praying our way through! Sometimes our wilderness wanderings are long and tedious with anxious thoughts, fears, panic moments disastrous happenings and just lost trust! Times when we forget to be thankful for just what we have and become critical of the provision made for us. Our manna becomes stale and mundane and we crave the meat that we remember back in the days of bondage. The days when the bad outweighed the good but yet our selfish pleasures led the way and disguised the truth from our hearts and minds. Yeah, we’re travelling, you and I and we and us, through the trenches, and over the hard places and strongholds along the way with roads that are steep and dangerously overloaded with “stuff’ along the way to distract us and take us to our defeat!
Beautiful soul, in these moments of trial, we must be strong, keeping the faith and persevering in the journey of unknowns, ready to face the battle and with the Lord’s help conquer what ever comes.
David knew those anxious moments and in Psalm 3: 1 knew of his many enemies that were against him, but he praised the Lord anyway in Psalm 3: verses 3,4,5 and 6 “But you O Lord are a shield around me. Your are the glory, the One who hold my head high. I cried out to the Lord and He answered me from His holy mountain. I lay down and slept, yet I woke up in safety, for the Lord was watching over me. I am not afraid of ten thousand enemies that surround me on every side….Vs 8, “Victory comes from you Oh Lord.”
So beautiful one, find victory in the One true God today!
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So let the worries go today. You know God has them but He won’t help you out from under the load of them until you give them over. When our mind is on overload and weighted down with heaps of stuff and a lot of it only a part of our wildest imaginations the enemy has you right where he wants you; Weakened and zapped of energy and strength. Defeated and down! You won’t function at peak levels, so beautiful soul, you gotta give it all you’ve got and one more time, aggressively hand it all over to God for keeps this time. Dole ’em out, and hand ’em over! All the struggles, the torment, the pressures, the problem relationships, the impossible employment situations, the sleepless nights, the financial crisis, the kid issue, the health report, that nagging worry that could very well be just a figment of your own imagination, your pet peeves, your jealousy and all that nonsense that just slowly eats away at your peace of mind stealing your joy and robbing you of hope. So ~ let it go and you, yourself, float right into those ever merciful and loving arms of our Lord, who desires to see you at rest in Him. The One who desires to grace you and love you with His vast and deep love! You know it and so act on it and in obedience trust Him for it all. Worried, anxious, nervous, on edge? Ask His direction and listen to the still small voice that He speaks from the incidentals and quiet moments that come about within your day. It will boggle your mind, how He leads in His quiet, “still small voice” way and at the end of the day when you put your feet up and find peace in your busy soul, you will say “That was God!” and you will hear Him say, “Yes it was! Trust me for tomorrow too!”
“And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.” 1 Kings 19:12
“It stopped, but I could not tell what it was. A form stood before my eyes, and I heard a hushed voice.” Job 4:6
“So he said to me, ‘This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel, ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty.” Zechariah 4:6
Have the past few days taken you to wearisome places and places of unsettled unrest? Tight corners, time pressures, broken moments and frustrations laced with disappointment and pained experience? The Psalmist knew of a safe place to hide away from it all ~ even just for a few minutes of reprieve! That highest place that one can go for protection ~ into the shelter of the Host High God to rest in the shadow of the Almighty. It’s here where we can regain strength for the next round of life. The God who knows all knows how weary it all can be for our humanity and yes, He knows just how much we can take and doles out just enough of His divine, sustaining grace to get us through.
In the shelter of the Most High God! What a magnificent, glorious place of refuge. It’s only here in His shadow, under His wing that we will find that protection from the enemy’s snares. It’s only nestled close to Him that we find divine peace and much needed rest that the worries of the day rob from us. He alone is our salvation and in Him, we need not fear the terror of the day or the pestilence of the night. Oh but life is so heavy and we can get so weary can’t we? Yet ~ He is so faithful to carry us through and by His grace He will protect, He will deliver, He will satisfy and He will command His angels to guard us in all our ways. Beautiful soul, It doesn’t get any better than this. “In the shelter of the Most High,” .. What an absolutely, exquisite, astounding, awesome place to hang out!!!!
“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.”
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