Thursday, May 17, 2018

He will be our PEACE

Are you weary? Deep, soul weary? Is there something in your life that has your heart physically aching? Something heart breaking that you simply can't understand or fix or make better? Me too. 
As someone who is a person of action- who loves to help and to serve and solve problems- facing a situation in the life of someone I love greatly that I can't? It is hard and painful and heartbreaking. And to be honest I've been greatly struggling with that reality over something in my life.

But I am thankful, oh so thankful, for a heavenly father who meets me in my weariness. 
A father who I can sit at His feet and weep- knowing He hears me and loves me and that although I am weak, He is strong and I can rely on His great strength. I'm thankful that God's strength, not mine, is all powerful and that in moments of despair and weariness, I can lift my prayers to Him- He who is always listening and is fully in control. He promises in His word over and over again that He will be our peace and our strength- always. 

In case you need them this morning, here are a few of those many promises I am clinging to.

“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.” (Matthew 11:28–30)
"He will be our peace." (Micah 5:5)
"He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak." (Isaiah 40:29)
For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken. On God rests my salvation and my glory; my mighty rock, my refuge is God. (Psalm 62:5-7)
"I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip—he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord watches over you—the Lord is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep you from all harm—he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore." (Psalm 121)

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