Because of you I can face tomorrow...
What am I but a vapor in your Presence?
I am what amounts to nothing on the radar of eternity, in comparison to your extreme Sovereignty.
Who am I that you should love me?
Who am I that you should notice me and count me among the gems in your Garden?
What do we do when every dream of our soul goes unfulfilled?
Where do we turn when we appear to be forsaken?
We can have hope.
We can abide in Hope.
We can hold on even when we’re not feeling very faithful or strong. We can do it if we have you.
So I look up.
For it is but to true—my souls delight is you.
God of the Heavens, if I can’t have you I don’t particularly want it.
You could open the sky and pour out riches, gold, everything that could catch my eye.
But if I can’t have you I don’t want it.
You could bless me with every form of success—but without you it is mere rubbish.
You could catapult my name to heavens making the sky light up with fame. Yet, if you aren’t there with me it just wouldn’t shine the same.
Your love to me is like the Heavens.
Your love is the Heavens.
Anything I have ever been able to do has been because of you.
Anything I have ever been able to endure, has been because you endured with me.
Anything I have ever dared to believe was possible for me was because you planted the idea deep within me like the pebbles on the floor of a riverbed.
You have gushed over me.
You have washed over me.
You have lavished my soul exceedingly.
And for all of this, I thank you.
You have exceeded my every expectation of what this love could be.
You alone have made me feel loved and lovely.
And every hard place I’ve ever had to tread, I wouldn’t like it, but I’d be willing to do it again if it meant you’d still go with me.
Your love is never based on anything I am capable of giving you. That is why your love is such a dream come true. I can do nothing to truly please you—yet I have drank deep of your favor and splendor.
When all of life leaves you feeling forlorn—look up. His Love fits like a hand in glove. Nobody knows the heart like Him.
Dear Ones, look up.
Keep moving forward, not because you believe anything you do is capable of blessing.
Look up because the One in the Heavens is watching and your faithfulness may in the slightest way demonstrate that you haven’t given up.
Though every passion of soul has been left unfulfilled, show Him that His passion is the drive of your heart still.
When my heart has grieved and found not a single word...
These are the Words my Love has given me.
📌Seven Scriptures that will encourage your soul when you are forlorn.
💟Deuteronomy 31:8 It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.
💟Exodus 33:14 My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.
💟Psalm 34:10b Those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.
💟Psalm 9:9-10 The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.
💟Psalm 34:17 When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears, and rescues them from all their troubles.
💟Isaiah 43:1-3 Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord you God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.
💟Philippians 4:6 Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.