The Lord is taking us along the path, where he is highlighting our need for him. Placing us in situations where our strengths are irrelevant, and our weaknesses are glaringly evident.
When our souls are bruised we can only find peace in the sole Restorer, Yeshua, our salvation.
Like king David, in Psalm 119:50-54, when I go through horrific losses I find myself crying out,
“This is my comfort in my misery, That Your word has revived me.
The arrogant utterly deride me, Yet I do not turn aside from Your Law.
I have remembered Your judgments from of old, Lord, And comfort myself.”
And when I want to blame evil people for manipulation, sheer stupidity, theft or mischief I cry out,
“Burning indignation has seized me because of the wicked, Who abandon Your Law.
Your statutes are my songs In the house of my pilgrimage.”
When all that seems good is forsaken, we find that Jesus is our only comfort, and the only constant in our lives. His faithfulness will never be shaken.
Through the Arity of those losses in desert marches, He (king Jesus) draws us closer and closer to himself. It is here we are lost from ourselves sometimes feeling hopeless yet finding flowers of peace blossoming in the most desolate places. And then after we get a drop of water in our soul we learn to thank Him for the hard times and journeys, trusting that through them He will accomplish his best work in our maturing.
It’s at this place when what we thought was true and real and our way forward we realize that our abiding was sometimes a self seeking journey for a solution in a fallen world; a broken system at best.
Breaking our fellowship with the world is a testing ground to learn once again to put our trust in Him. And we will never stop being tested because the ground and soil on this earth is barren with sin and ridden in deep levels.
Our Lord doesn’t “abide” in the things of this fallen world and neither should we, no, He abides in love for us, His children. They being said I still find it hard not to allow the disappointments, losses, rug pulls, and pruning to hinder my Faith.
Words are easily said, but hard to live by in our testing.
It helps me to remember we are only temporary citizens in this world and our eternal home is awaiting. So Look up. Our eternal bridge is getting closer day by day. Jesus is our only true hope! Keep your ever eyes on our glimmering Master. It gives me hope that literal mansions and streets of gold are waiting for us.
The Lord doesn’t abide in what we abide in except Him and His word. Follow His voice and don’t trust in the riches and cares of this world.
When what I hold as dear and a way forward I am often crushed to find these were only temporary and fruitless deeds. In these heart wrenching moments I find myself back in the good Word with my old friend King David,
“It is good for me that I was afflicted, So that I may learn Your statutes. The Law of Your mouth is better to me Than thousands of gold and silver pieces.” Psalm 119:71-72
Problems are a part of this life. They are inescapably woven into the very fabric of this fallen world.
Jesus said, “in this world we will have trouble, but take heart, I have conquered the world.”
We also can’t allow ourselves to be weighed down with responsibilities that are not our own fault. Instead make your relationship with Christ your primary concern and talk with him about whatever’s on your mind. Seek his perspective on situations. Ask Holy Spirit to show you what is truly important in the matter. His role is to reveal truth.
Remember if you are a true believer that you are in route to heaven so let your problems fade in the light of eternity.
Knowing Jesus is our ONLY key to abiding and knowing Him intimately. He is our is Doorkeeper and Holy Spirit is our Light. Let wisdom keep us on the path of life which is the most perfect gift of our Heavenly Father.
Even in our worse of losses and rug pulls we true believers will end up finding His everlasting arms of grace were under us carrying us through the mire, false accusations, through the disparity of humanity and of what or who we trusted in this fallen world; for even all the gold and silver won’t save us in the end.
“He who abides in me and I and him bears much fruit for without me you can do nothing.” John 15:5
In our brokenness the only thing weak humans can do is to go back our “One Source,” to the Words of the good Shepherd Himself, and discover that deeper love that fills our void of want.
After a roller coaster November, this morning was one of those times I fell at His feet weeping and He picked me back up with these words again from Psalm 119,
“I know, Lord, that Your judgments are righteous, And that You have afflicted me in faithfulness.
May Your favor comfort me, According to Your word to Your servant.
May Your compassion come to me so that I may live, For Your Law is my delight.
May the arrogant be put to shame, because they lead me astray with a lie; But I shall meditate on Your precepts.
May those who fear You turn to me, and those who know Your testimonies.
May my heart be blameless in Your statutes, So that I will not be ashamed. “
I hope this gives you some water in your loss and despair and find strengthening in your faith. Keep your eyes on the One Source, Jesus. He will never leave you, nor for sake us.
Keep your eyes on the heart of Christ and trust in Yeshua; the Savior of sinners and sufferers,