Do you ever wonder sometimes, “Why Bother?”, “What’s the use?”, “Who really cares?”
I think we all have times like that, when we really are fighting a spiritual battle that seems to bring us down to the lowest ebb in our lives. Where there seems to be nowhere to go. Where we are so far down that we can’t even see the top, no way out!
Yet it is at this point in our life that God can reach us because we have run out of “things that we can do” and we have to call out to God for His help, His intervention, to acknowledge that we need Him. That we call to the Lord, that we abandon ourselves to him and as a friend of mine shares at times, “it is time to be dirt honest.”
Another friend recently shared with me, “We have to give the Lord our whole heart, not just a little here and a little there. He wants our whole heart, then and only then can He began to work in our lives, as we give it all to Him and place our total dependency on Him!
In coming to the Lord and making Him Lord of our life, we become His servant, in becoming a servant, we become free, which to the world does not make sense.
As we yield to the Lord, as we give ourselves to Him, He takes the burdens, the hurts and the wounds and replaces it with His presence, His love and He brings healing to our heart, to our spirit, to our mind. He renews and refreshes us as we daily come to Him. He brings healing within.
Even as I was writing this morning, I began with a heart that was heavy with so many hurts, so many wounds and things that I did not understand and still do not fully understand.
But as I sat here on the porch and began to express what the Lord is writing on my heart, then a freedom, a release and a peace came over me and His presence became more real and the burdens of the day were lifted, replaced with the knowledge that God is in control and will aware of the path that I am on and that He will shine the light of His presence and lead me through these times and bring me into His plans and purpose for me.
Our Lord will replace those doubts, those fears and replace it with His presence, His love and He will give us hope, joy and a heart that is pliable in His hands, a heart that can be shaped by Him. That He will teach us to love with His love, to see with His eyes and to walk in His ways!
As the Lord has done for me, I know that He too will do for you!