“A man has joy by the answer of his mouth; And a word spoken in due season, how good is it!” Proverbs 15:23 The Spirit Filled Life Bible
You all know by now, I have no problem with bearing my heart and soul! To me this is the highest form of honesty. I am not here to impress anyone, I am here to obey God. If He says, “Bear your heart” I bear my heart! I think it is so important for people to know, no matter how much word you know, how much you have seen, or how much you pray and know the heart of the Father, you are still human and still feel. It is not a sin or from a sin when you go through trying times and need the help of brothers and sisters in the faith of Jesus Christ! There is a scripture the Lord brings to my mind over and over and it has kept me anchored. The scripture is Isaiah 53:3 which says, “He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief….” He understands exactly how we feel, because He felt it Himself! Was Jesus less Godly because He felt hurt, pain, and sorrow…ABSOLUTELY NOT! He knew we would encounter times like these or He would not have died feeling abandoned, forsaken, and with feelings of sorrow. He understands and has compassion on us at these times, just as He does when we are living in “all is going great” times!
I received a letter today from a lady that just started going to our church. She reminded me of this scripture. She had no idea the Lord had spoken it to me for days. In her letter, which I will share as she wrote it because I don’t think I can do it justice by relating it in my own words, it says almost word for word what God began to speak to me when I went to bed last night. The letter is as follows:
Praying for you my dear new friend. Praying also for your mom. Went to church with her as a girl. Remember Jesus had a mom. He loved and cared for her. He saw the heartbreak in her eyes and in her heart as she watched him go through so much pain on this earth. He sees and feels your pain, too for your mom. He will take care of her and you. Sometimes these “divine interruptions” in our lives are “divine appointments”.
You see God already used it in your writings. You bore your soul and heart about how you felt. That’s a testimony to all of us that we don’t always have to have it all together as we think we do! And its ok at times to be really needy in these situations. And God understands and is concerned about what concerns us.
You blessed me in sharing! God’s got this!!! Love ya sister!
This takes us back to the picture that I have posted at the beginning of this blog….”The highest form of wisdom is kindness”. As I looked at this letter, and I thought of the phone call I got from a friend and her husband yesterday (it was their anniversary and they came to cheer me up, instead of celebrating it) I heard the Lord say, “These are the ones I have sent to be your TRUE friends! They are sent to uphold you during this time, just as John stayed with Jesus until the end!” We wonder where our “angels” are during hard times….they are all around us. Be careful you do not miss them! Look past age differences, things you think you don’t have in common, etc. and remember the ones who came running with words of encouragement and dropped all to comfort you! These are your friends that sticketh closer than a brother! Praise God for them…they are your gift from Him! There are others that are praying, acknowledging what you are going through, through letters and postings on Facebook, and phone calls. I am so grateful to them and for them all!! Thank God for nonjudgemental people and those who truly do as it says in Galatians 6: 2-3 : “2 Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ. 3 If you think you are too important to help someone, you are only fooling yourself. You are not that important. ” What is the law of Christ? It is love!
Blessings to you, precious reader! God is good and He has ALL! He will change and rearrange what you cannot. He gives us wisdom to know what we can do, and to know what only HE can do! I am finding this is the beginning of peace and rest.