I recently made a post on Facebook after a long day and God was definitely dealing strongly with my heart. I was on the heels of a return trip from Duke looking into some issues I have been having over the past few months and as I began to write I felt an overwhelming sense of brokenness. I am dealing with my own issues, but I'll tell you, there is worse and it absolutely breaks my heart to see so many broken hearts. I talked with several different people, one after another and I had some tough conversations. I can't begin to comprehend the level of hurt Christ can feel, how God who watches and feels His creation and now seeing a glimpse of that which the bible talks about
For we know that all creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. Romans 8:22 NLT
I am broken over our hurt, over your hurt. I'm broken over our culture lost, confused, entitled and justified. Some things just can't be fixed, yet there are others that can. To say God's got this is a HOPE. It is a trust that even when it doesn't make sense and being trapped in a place called time.... understanding that for Him it is a place where the end is the beginning and the beginning is the end and He sees so much more than we ever can or could.
Yes, we are to blame for some things for sure and there are always consequences and then there are things, things that don't make sense, that in the end....... WILL.
God, help us to trust you.
Help us to hope like we should.
Help us to walk in that assurance and hope and through it all, in a culture and world that is going in so many different directions. So many rights and so many wrongs absolutely is illuminating the truth of a narrow road.
13 “You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell[a] is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way. 14 But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it. Matthew 7:13-14 NLT
My friends, I pray you find or continue to walk that road and that in the midst of that walk, you become hope as well. He is ultimate hope. As we walk toward Him, with Him and Him in you, YOU become hope for others.
May this season be a season of hope. May there be in you a beacon of light in a world growing dim. I can almost hear you Jesus as I write, as you hung on that cross and you said
I want them to know Lord!!! Help me as I walk for you ....as I live for you, may your heart that feels more than I ever could be seen TODAY.
I give you the glory God and may this Christmas be a year of moments like never before.
He is no doubt the hope of generations. The only way I can see the end from the beginning or the middle. When I, when you engage with that hope, you become the very hope people need to see and our lives point to Him!
From Robin and my children and myself, I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a utterly Joyous New Year. I pray that since happy is an emotion that can and will change like the wind that not only will you be happy, but that you experience the true joy that only Christ can bring, the same joy that
SCREAMS IN THE FACE OF DEPRESSION, OF PAIN, OF HEARTACHE.. THAT EVEN IF TIMES ARE HARD, UNBEARABLE, LONELY AND LOST...