Those feelings overwhelm you.
Those fears surround your soul.
Those thoughts just keep racing and racing.
Chaos and doubt and fear.
You try to fight it.
You try to overcome them.
Maybe you try to distract yourself. Or try to run.
Or maybe, the longer they fester in your soul, you begin to believe them.
Is this a reality, now?
Cue the rawness and gut emotions.
Do you feel like God is going to leave you?
Do you feel like you’ve messed up too many times?
Do you feel like He’s angry and disappointed with you?
Do you feel like He’s done loving you?
Do you feel like you can’t come to Him?
I know that these fears and thoughts are strong and captivating and enslaving.
I know that you are crying to God for help.
But hear me:
This god that you are describing is not God.
This love that you are describing in not His Love.
That is not His voice.
That god, that voice, is false and fleeting and fake.
That’s not God.
I could tell you that the sky is pink.
My soul is screaming that it is, my mind believes it and the thought is wedged deeper in my soul than a nail in wood.
The sky is pink. It just is. I really just feel like it’s pink.
But that’s just absurd.
The sky is blue. It has always been blue; it will always be blue.
You can say it’s pink and feel that it’s pink and even believe it.. but that doesn’t change the fact that the sky is blue.
I don’t know what god you are describing.
But just because you are caught up in fear and chaos and doubt, it doesn’t mean that God changes to fit your mold.
He is a God who is sovereign; He is steadfast and unchanging. He was, He is, and He is to come. He is the Beginning and the End. He is God.
Rejoice in that. Let your soul rest in that. Take heart,
God is God and there’s nothing we can do about it. We can’t mess it up. We can’t change Him.
We can’t hinder His power or frustrate His plans or end His love for us.
And I’m screaming hallelujah!
God told Moses to come atop the mountain. Moses was to bring two stones, freshly cut, for the re-writing of the commandments. No one could come with him, no one should be seen in the whole mountain, no herds could even graze opposite the mountain.
God descended from a cloud, stood there with Moses, and proclaimed His Name:
“The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin…
This is who God is.
The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
The Lord is good to all, and his mercy is over all that he has made.
Listen to what His love is,
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude.
It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;
it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never ends.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8a
Listen to what He says to you,
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart,
and you will find rest for your souls.
For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
God is gracious. God is merciful. God is slow to anger. God is abounding in love.
God is patient. God is kind.
His love bears all things. Believes all things. Hopes all things. Endures all things.
His love never ends.
Sister, sometimes your feelings are wrong.
That’s where faith comes in.
When you start to think that the sky is pink, you go outside and open those big, beautiful eyes to gaze at the blue expanse above your head.
Even if everything around you is screaming that God is going to leave you, forsake you, is disappointed and angry, is unfaithful and unloving….
You open up your Bible and let your heart soak in the Truth. And you don’t close those pages until your heart is on fire for your sweet Jesus.
For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God,
and take every thought captive to obey Christ…
2 Corinthians 10:5
Come on, divine power destroying those strongholds.
Sister, take every thought captive.
Take every thought and feeling to Christ Jesus.
Be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
He has made Himself known; God in the flesh of a man for the sake of reconciliation.
Spend time Him. Pour out your heart. Listen to Him.
That’s the way to get to know someone.
He says, “Come to me.”
His arms are open. His eyes are gracious. His words are piercing. His love is overflowing.
Sweetly for you.
With much, much love. And a fire to take every thought captive. –Melissa
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