God wants to turn every mess into something of worth.
He gives beauty for ashes. Things that seem worthless, He transforms like gold. What seems like the end of us, He turns into a testimony, bringing joy to us and others.
Like a potter with clay, the Lord is molding and shaping us. He seals our hearts with untainted love, and we find we are never alone even when others are absent. This process in the journey can be painful, but will cause us to feel fully alive.
We need not fear His hand upon us. Christ’s nearness is our good. All that’s left to do is to say “yes” to Him. As we do even the pain of His “fire” freeing us from the negative things that afflict us will be a welcome help.
All that’s left to do is to say “yes” to Jesus.
Perhaps as you read this, you feel like you are reading a foreign language. Or maybe you’re turned off from hearing about God. Honestly, in my experience, this is probably that things in life or people have caused you to be turned off of things that seemed to be God but were of man and therefore without life and joy.
Religion and ritual can be a terrible task master, and this is not Christ’s heart toward us. He directs a heart connection, a relationship with us that is ever growing, not our performance and perfection. Continue reading
There is One who will never forget you, One who always sees your heart. He sees your desperation for all to be made right. He sees you when no one else seems to care for you as deeply. He sees your deepest needs and the neglect you feel day after day.
He sees everything and He never leaves. He knows you better than anyone. He fulfills your needs better than any ever could. He prays for you more than any do. He loves you better than any ever will. He sees your pain and the cry of your heart to be held, ministered to, healed and comforted. Continue reading
If you are experiencing difficulties or challenges, know God sees you. Know His heart is for you. He answers when you cry out to Him. Don’t be afraid to call upon Him in your time of need.
The Lord is able to lead us by His Spirit far better than any human being. He is patient with us. He loves when we look to Him. He delights when we seek His way for our lives and in all situations.
“For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”
(Hebrews 4:15-16 NKJV)
Pour out your heart to Him. He can handle it. He wants to hold you close, releasing comfort and wisdom to you. He longs to speak to you from His Word. It is here where you will find His words of Spirit and life (John 6:63).