So what happens when we’ve run out of road and the journey goes on? What then? What, when the final glimmer of it is reamed against the ‘dead-end’ at the dead end and fragments into a heap at the wearied feet of the sojourner?
Yeah, it’s real, and nothing is hopeful! Not at anymore! Not at all! Well, sweet soul, you just feel that sweet hope of yours, that was all warmly tucked into the heart, isn’t even a hope any longer and the ‘all done in’ is ‘all done out’ and outright flat on its broken back, Yet the journey remains! Oh it’s heavy, when the hope is crushed, the heart is fragmented and the journey is long! So what then?
Beautiful soul, the thing is, sincere Hope is not ours to manage but truly comes from the Father of Light! That fragmented heap of hope at your feet, it isn’t yours. It’s His! The Sovereign God who always gives and yes, He takes away but Yes, He always restores! He always mends! He always repairs! He always manages so brilliantly, all of our affairs. So when everything goes South, and when that last hope fragments at our feet, well, we simply trust Him, and we trust Him more, because it’s in our Trust in the Savior, that we find our Hope restored again because when our Hope is gone, His is not! He never gives up, nor in! And so- when there’s always Trust in Him, there’s always more hope!
So what do we do? Well, we pick up that brokenness and we find the hope in each jagged piece as we establish its rightful place back into our heart alongside the Saviour of Light and Truth. Oh the pieces are too jagged for us to fit together, so they don’t have to be put together properly as He alone does that! He alone knows the way that we take and He alone gives the Hope that we need for the road that we travel. He alone breaks to mend, Mends to restore and restores to make stronger. Job knew it all too well when he penned the words of Job 23:10, “But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold.”
So let us say with the Psalmist in Psalm 147: 3, “He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds.” and know that you know the Truth in the words of Psalm 34: 18, “The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Oh, what a sweet promise of hope lies in these words for us. For you and I and we and us, oh what a sweet promise of hope!
So, as we approach this Advent season of the Christ One, and focus on the hope He brought to us in His coming, know that your Hope is Him and In Him and find that sweetness of Hope coming to light once again, into your beautiful soul. Because friends, the journey isn’t over yet..and with Jesus, by our side, there’s always Hope for that!
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♫❤♫❤♫❤B L E S S I N G S♫❤♫❤♫
So ok, sometimes life just throws it’s left hook right in your face and lands you into a tough game that you don’t know how to play. As a matter of fact you have no clue, no idea just what went down and why. There’s a whole lot of What for’s and what if’s, and how-comes and when there are no answers there is no peace!
So beautiful you, why must we have answers before we have peace? Well, truth is we don’t! You see, Answers may never come around and you, beautiful one, need to rest and receive God’s sweet grace for the difficulties. So, yeah, just rest that weary mind and come before the Creator of the universe, your Maker, your Sustainer, Your Provider, and Your Savior and let Him surround you with a divine quiet that you can feel in the depths of your soul. Ahh, yes, there are no fears in His presence, no shadows in His Light, No worries in His brilliant accomplishments, and no discouragement in His divine care!
Why then, don’t we come more often into His presence to seek His face and know His sweet peace? His sweet comfort? Maybe it’s because we’re so caught up in game that we don’t know how to play, that we forget about the One sovereign God, who does. The One who knows the end from the beginning and can play the game with His eyes closed and beat all odds. Why then do we fail to ask His guidance, His help and fail to trust His divine work?
David appealed to God’s justice and affirmed His Kingship in Psalm 7: and in verse 1, I love his prayer of affirmation to his God, “I come to You for protection, O LORD my God……rescue me.”
Let’s do it. Let’s do what David did and come before our Lord for safe keeping when the game is hard. Verse 10, 11, “God is my shield, saving those whose hearts are true and right…God is an honest judge. On into Psalm 8, “Oh LORD, our Lord, Your majestic name fills the earth! Your glory is higher than the heavens…. When I look into the night sky and see the work of Your fingers–the moon and the stars you set in place–what are mere mortals that You should think about them, human beings that You should care for them?…Oh LORD our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth!
So, that chaotic game of confusion that you don’t know how to play; He does and he’s making the next brilliant move if you’ll only allow Him the opportunity. Find that quiet place in your heart today! Sit before Him and let Him protect you and let Him do His work in your heart and in your game.