If you’re feeling discouraged, left out or abandoned by God, unheard or unnoticed, this post is for you. It’s one of my journal entries from this month, and I wrote it as though God were speaking it to me…I believe He impressed it on my heart and I hope it lifts you up and challenged you as well.
“I AM unchanging- unfailing- my thoughts beyond tracing out. You sit in your unanswered prayer- your diabetes- and ask if I hear you, wonder if I care, doubt my love. Yet I’ve told you that my love and your pain are not mutually exclusive- I AM here IN your pain, through the fire, near in your broken-hearted moments, seasons, journeys. For your own peace I promised you truthfully that you’d find trouble here, but my presence in unending measure. For those who wait. Remain in my love. Seek me first. Acknowledge me. Love me with your heart, soul and mind.
You accuse me of inconsistency- but I’ve never promised you safety and ease- your claims about my inconsistency reveal the truth of YOUR heart, not mine.
My Child- let me ask you this: When you come to Me in song- when you tell Me ‘nothing you desire compares with Me’… that I’m ‘all you need’… that you’re ‘desperate for Me’– why do you cry out the next moment in despair over your circumstances? Have you ever asked yourself about your inconsistencies? How your words before me are fickle?
Dear one, am I enough for you, no matter what? Do you desire me more than being fixed right now? Do you trust that my love really does have your best at heart?
I know it will take time for you to be stripped of your fear and doubts and struggles. You are human, after all. And while you’re wrestling, know that I AM here, all love, waiting…pursuing you. Though you doubt, remember that I died for you and there’s not greater love I could show you than that.
Can you trust that love right where you are today?”
What are you struggling with today? Do you have prayers that remain unanswered? I know it’s hard to share our most vulnerable hurts, but feel free to vent in this space. And if you’ve found that whisper of God’s hope and love in the midst of your pain, I’d love it if you’d post what God has spoken to your heart! May we continue to encourage one-another.