“Be glad, O people of Zion, rejoice in the LORD your God, for he has given you a teacher for righteousness. He sends you abundant showers, both autumn and spring rains as before. The threshing floors will be filled with grain; the vats will overflow with new wine and oil.”
Joel 2: 23 , 24
God breaks through a bleak, devastating picture of judgment on Judah and Jerusalem with a promise of restoration if the people would only repent. He promised the devastating drought would be reversed with a regular pattern of rainfall. He promised to restore His people and their material lives, replenishing their fields, orchards, vineyards and flocks. He would replenish the fruit of their land and eradicate invading armies from the north. He would once again, prove His faithfulness by regulating the pattern of rainfall with refreshing rain.
Doesn’t he promise the same for us? For the messes we find ourselves in, His faithfulness is there to meet us where we’re at. All He requires from us is a repentant heart and our Redeemer and Savior will move in to clean up and replenish the wastelands of our lives with His refreshing rains of grace and mercy. Are you searching today? Feeling life is quite messy with things you can’t change, habits you can’t break and people you can’t love?
God promises help for those moments of bleak devastation! He’ll eradicate your past and replenish the fruit of your life with the redemptive power and cleansing blood of Christ. Just give him a chance and tell Him to take over the control of your life… your problem… your heart!
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So the whole kit-n-kaboodle just landed in your lap and what do you do with that? Oh yeah, We trip over bumps in the road and find it ever so difficult to get up and begin again. To keep going! To persevere! Just to stay in the race! Well, you and I and we and us, we just need to go deeper with God today. We just need time out to rest. So rest then! Rest for a time and saturate your beautiful self in that awesome blessing of His grace, and aren’t we just so amazed and so glad for His precious gift of unmerited favor and sweet mercy? Oh the kindness of it! of Him! To dispense it out so lavishly over our faults and our failures. So when the whole load hits our lap we can ease it with all the grace that He gives to sustain us and all the love that He has to lavish over us. Ah, yes today beautiful soul, tuck yourself safely under His wings of protection and let them carry you over the whole kit-n-kaboddle of it all. Go with Him, follow Him and let Him lead you into obedience.
Say today with the Psalmist in Psalm 119:57, “Lord you are mine! I promise to obey Your words! With all my heart I want your blessings. Be merciful as You promised. I ponder the direction of my life, and I turned to follow Your laws. I will hurry without delay to obey your commands.”
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So when you don’t feel good enough or strong enough to face it, just know that God’s grace reaches to the lowest of lows to pick up and elevate to the highest of the heights. That’s you and me He reaches for to lift us out of where we are, to hold us close to His gentle heart and saturate us with His favour and His ‘always there’ grace. He has enough grace to go around and reach to the ends of the earth and to everyone in it, so you can know, He’s got enough for you in your corner! Right there, right where you are, He’ll dispense it as you need it, and not a moment sooner, so don’t panic in the moment of the unknowns and the insecurities, and the disappointments. Grace lurks in those horrific places, just ready to be given and God will give generously and lavishly and just so willingly and His love, so unconditional, won’t care about what you’ve done or haven’t done.
So you see, there are no worries to perform to perfection. No, beautiful soul, Perfection is not necessary for grace to meet you where you are and take you from where you’ve been. Let it go and step out of the past and be drenched in the sweetness of His grace and favour. He’ll see you through the next step in the journey.
Ephesians 4: 7
“But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it.”
2 Peter 1: 2
“Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.”
So there might be a whole lot fear heaped up ahead on the road you travel right now and panic might be driving the motor car and it’s reeling out of chaotic control now, heading right to your doorstep. And there it sits heavy on your shoulders right in the middle of that heap of fear and it’s got you pinned underneath it’s weight and yeah, the old saying that “No news is good news” has changed because just maybe we got news and it wasn’t good after all. No news was better wasn’t it? And it’s processing in our heads and our hearts right now and it’s a difficult place with hard steps and I wonder what it is it that has caused panic and fear to emerge with such force to make you want to throw in the towel and run fast in the other direction? We can’t do it! We can’t run away! We can’t run anywhere because our story is our story and it’s us and it’s ours to deal with. So we can’t make a get-a-way except straight into the outstretched arms of Jesus and step into His peace, even right where we are! You gotta know He’s got this. Your stuff has been Father filtered and even though it’s tough, it has His stamp of approval for this moment. And even though it’s a hard place, He has it and He has your back and He has unlimited grace enough to get you through. So beautiful soul, when the brokenness is harsh and the news is bleak and the pain is unbearable, and the mind can’t focus, rest in the nail pierced hands of the Savior, the Sovereign One who knows the pain. Yeah, for sure the One who spoke peace into the vicious storms and calmed the raging waters can and will whisper peace into your life.
Mark 4: 38 – 40
“Jesus Himself was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?” And He got up and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Hush, be still.” And the wind died down and it became perfectly calm. And He said to them, “Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?”…
John 14: 27
“Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”