On my morning walk, I saw the gentle emerging of spring all around me and felt the hope (expectant confidence) that comes from believing in Jesus welling up in my heart. Within each beautiful moment, His Word tenderly brought this Friday into focus.
Lately, I’ve been stressed and at times overwhelmed by the stuff of life. Sort of describes us all from time to time, right?
In the middle of my muddle today, I felt the Spirit nudge me into the Word of God for wisdom and to my great joy, I found a prayer. (Love having my cell phone along for www.biblegateway.com searches!)
“Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.” Psalm 25:5 (NIV)
I knew God heard me as I waited quietly in a patch of nearly transparent moss with my heart wide open for His guidance. And then there was this . . .
Currant Bush Buds
Psalm 62:5 “Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him.” (NLT)
As quietly as possible, I moved farther into the woods and then out again seeking more signs of spring, more hope, and another verse.
I confessed to God that waiting wasn’t where I wanted to be. I reminded Him that I like to see goals checked off, solutions to my problems, and answers to all my questions. That I prefer all my loose ends tied up in neat bows.
That’s when that little word “let” snagged me by the heart in the tenderest of ways.
At that moment more hope – not the wishful thinking kind but a deep confidence in God renewed itself in a vibrant burst in my spirit . . .
. . . and although my struggles didn’t change (at least that I could feel or see), His comfort enveloped me as I learned into His Word a little more.
“All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.” 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (NIV)
Standing in the sunshine, I let Him comfort me as only He can.
Until Next Time,
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“You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
It’s Jesus’ promise to you–the promise that you will live triumphantly. But what keeps you from really walking in the joy of the Lord? The powers of darkness attack us daily. But, as Dr. Neil Anderson shows in Victory Over the Darkness, you can have the power to conquer them by knowing who you are in Christ.
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