Hey precious readers. I’m busy preparing for the Writer’s ADVANCE Boot Camp this weekend, so I decided to pull from my archives. I believe the following devotion is one that someone in particular needs to read today. The Lord keeps drawing me back to it.
Always, always remember this: When the child of God cries out to the Lord, He hears and He responds…
Discouragement tormented me from every angle. Life had taken some serious turns – unemployment, depression. Forever friends became see-you-later chums. I was struggling. My body felt very tired and my spirit drained. I lived on the verge of tears. Have you ever felt that way? I was becoming despondent and I knew it.
I walked to the bedroom and knelt by my bed, “Jesus, I’m thirsty for Your Living Water. I’m overwhelmed. Fill me up with You, Lord. Let me sit at Your feet and be comforted by Your Presence. Pour Your strength and peace into me. Shield me from the storm. My heart knows that the joy of the Lord is my strength, the glory and the lifter of my head. I know it well. Make it so, once again, Lord.”
I rested in His Presence, cried a little, then rested some more. God took me to Habakkuk and reminded me of His greatness, “God came from Teman, the Holy One from Mount Paran.” Habakkuk is remembering the goodness of the Lord: when Israel cried out in the wilderness, God came to them.
When I cried out in my wilderness, God came to me.
“His glory covered the heavens and His praise filled the earth. His splendor was like the sunrise; rays flashed from His hand, where His power was hidden” (Habakkuk 3:3,4). I stretched out my hand toward heaven and the mighty hand of the Father took hold. I felt His power, I experienced His Glory. With love, He raised me up. He shone His Light in my darkness and extended grace, peace and strength for my journey.
God came to me in my wilderness.
God is no respecter of persons. What He did for me, He will do for you.
Father, Praise You! You are so faithful. Your mercy is great. Thank You for meeting me at my point of need. What would I do without You? Where would I be without My Savior? I love how mighty You are – how glorious! I try to imagine You in all Your splendor, but You are far greater than my imaginings. You are awesome Lord, and yet You know my name. I ask that You encourage my friends today. Give them strength for the journey, hope for the day. Let them know Your Presence in a precious, personal way. Thank You Lord.
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