Beyond impossible circumstances today? It’s ok! God looks after those! He holds them in nail imprinted hands so that you can free yours from the weight of it all. There’s no need to fret because ~ the most awesome thing? He does the impossible! He performs the miracles out of the emptiness and impossibility of it all. Take it to Him! Give it to Him and tread lightly in His footsteps as He guides your way! That issue isn’t yours, It’s His and He has a plan for it, even when it all appears like crumpled hope and a torn page out of your story. He’s guided many through the consequences of bad choices, the bitterness of brokenness, and through the dimmed lights of lost causes. He uses those very things to propel His plan and fulfill His goal to bring you to His preferred place, customized just for you. Don’t you know it? That just what He does!! He did it for our Biblical patriarchs and heroes and beautiful soul, all is well ~ He’s still the same today and He’ll do it for you ~ just for you!!
Trust Him and don’t try to figure it out ‘cuz even in our greatest thoughts of Him, He is greater still!
“Let me hear Your loving kindness in the morning; For I trust in You; Teach me the way in which I should walk; For to You I lift up my soul.”
“I will bless the LORD who has counseled me; Indeed, my mind instructs me in the night. I have set the LORD continually before me; Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.”
So when the voice of confusion does its rant against your mind and steals your peace, and leaves you feeling on the brink of nothing but chaos and failure, you need to call a “time out” while you wait on the Lord for His divine direction. His voice won’t compete with the noise of your chaotic surroundings or the noise levels of your panic, fear or worry. He wants your trust! Your complete and honest trust for your problem. Yeah, He works in that calmness of total surrender when noisy confusion dissipates and melts into tranquil moments with Him and His sovereignty. He’s all-knowing and all-powerful. All authority is His and lies in His capable hands. He saves, He keeps, He sustains. He heals, He cleanses and He forgives. Who more could mentor you through the tough decisions and choices that lie ahead? He’s promised to guide and lead the way for His children. Psalm 32:8-9 “I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you. Do not be as the horse or as the mule which have no understanding, Whose trappings include bit and bridle to hold them in check, Otherwise they will not come near to you.” So ~ beautiful soul, don’t hide behind confusion and stubborn will. Do not let one more thing weight you down! Not one thing! Go to your maker! Get with Him for counsel and help in your time of need. You’ll find unconditional love there! You’ll find Him a God of mercy, grace and compassion. He waits to hear from you. He waits to quiet the noise of your confusion, and heal your wounds and mend your brokenness. He waits to open new doors of opportunity and the grace to rise to the challenge. Trust Him!
“Make me know Your ways, O LORD; Teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation, and my hope is in You all day long.”
“You, in Your great compassion, Did not forsake them in the wilderness; The pillar of cloud did not leave them by day, To guide them on their way, Nor the pillar of fire by night, to light for them the way in which they were to go.”
Oh yes, He mends, He repairs, He restores and yes, He breaks, but only to remold a stronger character and spiritual maturity within our beautiful souls. Sometimes the break is just in two and sometimes it’s a fragmented heap of debris and ashes left at our feet. But He does care and He is there for the fix ~ the divine fix that goes right to the heart and the deep root of the problem and begins to heal the valuable groundwork of our brokenness. It’s not just a band-aid that God uses to make it all better but He reaches down with a love that’s so unconditional it can make us blush deep within our undeserving selves. He reaches down with an amazing grace beyond our comprehension and a rich mercy going beyond anything we can fathom. Why us? Why Me? But He does! He goes all the way beyond the call of duty to take compassion on us in our heaps of trouble and fragmented broken spirits. Why Us? Why Me? Simply because we’re valuable to Him and He cares. Allow Him to pick up the remains and fashion them back together in a beautiful, brilliant way ~ soothed and saturated with the oil of His healing, filling and cushioning all the jagged edges of all the shattered pieces! Oh that healing oil of grace is a beautiful thing to the one in need. Reach out for it today and accept it, if it’s what you need to make your beautiful soul more beautiful ~ more strong ~ more healed ~ more loved. He’s got you today, beyond the brokenness of the cross and back again. Take Him up on it!
The LORD is close to the broken-hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
So it’s another day and your heart has been broken yet one more time, only this time not in two ~ this time shattered into a kazillion pieces leaving you feeling like an empty soul robbed of all that you thought was at least a glimmer of hope. Where is God when you need Him? Where is God when your world has taken a Humpty Dumpty tumble off the wall and your dreams have run out of road! Where is He when your pie in the sky turns out to a mud pie and your light at the end of tunnel flickers and goes dark? Broken promises, empty lies, false accusations and on and on it goes and they bombard like a steam engine churning it’s wheels and leaving you in a thick fog of unsettled and uneasy. Questions? Oh so many! Answers? None! ~ and that lump that fills your throat, are those big, unrelenting enemies of worry, fear and doubt that’s come to prey on your emotions. These aggressive visitors refuse to remove shoes first. They just trample in carrying all their debris right into the middle of your life! They disrupt the very core of your peaceful being in mere minutes leaving heads spinning and stomachs churning.
Ah, it’s now we remember beautiful soul, that dawn hides in this dungeon of darkness ~ yes where you are right now is where the blessing is hidden and the light is there if we but turn on the power of prayer at our disposal. David knew darkness all too well. He tried to hide but knew he couldn’t hide from the all-seeing, all-knowing God! In Psalm 139: 7 he asks God a pointed question “Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens you are there. If I make my bed in the depths You are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of sea, even there Your hand will guide me, Your right hand will hold me fast.”
All is well and will be ok because God is there ~ right smack dab in the middle of that dark ~ and He’s with you and He has you and He has your issues and even though what broke your soul and shattered your world didn’t come in a pretty package ~ it did come with painful benefits that allow for spiritual growth and maturity. So, dear and beautiful soul, search that darkness through prayer to find the blessing of the dawn there and rise on its sweet and delicate wings, up and out and over the circumstances. Say with David in verse 12 to His God and your God who cares very deeply, “Even the darkness will not be dark to You; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to You.” What an awesome thought ~ that our darkness is light to God.
So, let those shattered pieces fall where they may, but you, beautiful soul, you take heart now, for your darkness is as light to the God who has your back.