Yesterday, the Lord delighted my soul such that I was brought to joyous tears. When I posted about my struggles on Tuesday, I was unaware of the response I would receive from Him the next day. I felt strengthened already, but the passage I read that morning was a powerful message of love and overcoming.
When I said, ‘My foot is slipping,’ your love, O Lord, supported me. When anxiety was great within me, Your consolation brought joy to my soul. ~Psalm 94:18-19
Could this be a more perfect message after Tuesday’s post? Yes, in fact it gets even better than this! As I sat, quietly waiting for my Lord to speak to my soul, tears streaking my face, I heard a Voice resonate within me. He spoke soft words of everlasting love and caring. He told me that I belong to Him. He reminded me that He will not lead me astray. His message went on for almost an entire page in my journal. Glory! My heart soared as though girded with wings. My eyes flooded even more with sweet tears. And my mind, ah yes, that mass of grey matter that often becomes so jumbled, my mind was stilled by the quiet calm of His beautiful Voice. “My Peace I give to you,” He says. Oh that I would believe Him for this peace daily! This expression of love on His part ignited an outpouring of praise to Him. How could I resist? Indeed, I simply could not. Joy unspeakable!
Moments before I picked up my laptop to compose this message tonight, I remembered a lovely hymn from my youth. I pray that it speaks to your heart as it did mine. May you too hear the Savior’s “wonderful words of life” and be compelled to worship at His feet.
Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling,
And to present you faultless
Before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy,
To God our Savior,
Who alone is wise,
Be glory and majesty,
Dominion and power,
Both now and forever.
~ Jude 1:24-25 NKJV