5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.
This verse can be so hard for me at times. I want to trust Him with evrything I have, but when I am presented with the opportunity to live it out, it is not that simple.
During these faith building seasons, I become extremely quiet. Retracting from those around me, I sit to ponder and dish out all of my pain to God as He helps me identify all the feelings pouring out of my soul. It usually starts out with LOTS of ugly, then comes feelings of sorrow, followed by tears and the feeling of emptiness, but then the most beautiful thing happens…a peace come over me as my emptiness becomes not so empty anymore. Rather it becomes COMPLETELY full of God’s overwhelming grace and goodness because as much as I didn’t like myself or those around me in those moments…He did. He does. He always will.
Therefore, when we are given the opportunity to trust, we are given the opportunity to pour our souls out to God as He scrapes the ugly layer off and casts it into the lake of fire where it belongs. Oooooowwweeeee, then what is revealed is the MAGNIFICIENTLY beautiful layer that He could see all along.
Isaiah 1:18 “Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.
I am telling you, weeks like this last week can be so lonely, but SO WORTH THE FULLNESS THAT FOLLOWS. He emptys me of me and fills me with the great I am. Oooweee, therefore, I get to just be who I am. I am enough.
I urge you my brothers and sisters. Allow Jesus to meet you where you are. Accept where you are so He can take you where you want to go. Only He can. Amen!!!
Thank you for allowing us to come and settle our matters with You. May we have the courage and humility to feel our feelings, identify them, and then replace them with Your truth until it reaches our soul and refreshes us as it give us much needed rest.
28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
Praise You my Abba Father! Who is worthy of ALL PRAISE, HONOR, AND GLORY!
In my Saviors name, YESHUA, I pray,