I have to admit, I haven’t had a lot of words to write lately. It’s strange, being one who usually tends toward writing a lot. It’s a sort of desert, an emptiness, and it’s not the most welcome, its end unknown to me. Yet it seems, this is the season I am in.
What about you? Have you ever been in such a season? Perhaps you are now. Maybe it’s not a “no words” sort of thing as I’m experiencing, but perhaps a season of seeming emptiness, a desert-like time of trial. Or maybe it’s that you’re experiencing a lack of feeling anything?
Even if you’re facing such a time, or whenever you do, God is faithful. We can trust in this truth: God’s Word is far better than even a thousand words we could express. God’s words are full of life and able to accomplish everything He desires them to, even in a desert season or a time of intense difficulty.
You can be devoid of feeling much right now, and still know that God is with you. The right words can fail to come for days and months and years, yet we still have His Word. In every season, we have the pages upon pages of His Holy Spirit-inspired words inflamed with His truth and grace. These are the words of life we can run to, cling to and seek Him through.
As for me, I will seek to stop fighting this. I will journal my struggles, and even find there are words sometimes (like now). I will let my words be few unless the Lord inspires my thoughts flowing like a ready writer (as the Psalmist began Psalm 45). Instead of trying and striving for words of my own to write, I will let the Scriptures be shared above all—God’s living and active Word which never returns void.
What about you? Will you trust God in the difficult season? Will you hold onto Him and His Word—reading, praying and studying it—even when life is difficult or your feelings nonexistent? Will you allow His Word to build your hope, feed your faith & have the final say?
No matter what we’re facing, even when we have no words, God’s Word never fails, falters or fades. Hold on to Him, hold on to Christ who is our Hope. Trust in the Lord and do good, feeding on the testimony of His faithfulness told throughout His Word (Psalm 37). His Word never fails, and He is faithful.
“For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall My word be that goes out from My mouth; it shall not return to Me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.”Isaiah 55:10-11 (ESV)