those drafts are still waiting to be finished. . .but i am committed to working through my thoughts daily, so i am going to give you a “cop out blog post” ((aka using someone elses words instead of mine)).
there is a lot going on in my head and my heart right now. none of it is ready to be completed on the screen in front of me yet, though. i have new fresh batch of salt that has been tossed onto my already oozing wound and i am weary.
completely and utterly weary.
the more weary i get, the more i trust and receive strength from Christ. that is the beautiful part of being weary.
i just wanted to share the passage of scripture the Lord showed me this morning. i had memorized a few verses from this passage before but today i saw it in context and in a whole new light — it honestly took my breath away. i hope in some way it will encourage you.
“remember my affliction and my wanderings, the wormwood and the gall! my soul continually remembers it and is bowed down within me. but this i call to mind and therefore i have hope: the steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, His mercies never come to an end. they are new every morning — great is your faithfulness. “the Lord is my portion,” says my soul therefore i will hope in Him. the Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks Him. . .
. . .i called on your name, o Lord, from the depths of the pit. You heard my plea, ‘do not close Your ear to my cry for help!’ You came near when i called on you. You said ‘do not fear!’ You have taken up my cause O Lord, You have redeemed my life. You have seen the wrong done to me, O Lord; judge my cause.”
-lamentations 3: 19-25 and 55-59 ESV (emphasis mine)
i would highly recommend reading all of chapter 3. i am so thankful for God’s word. so thankful that every time i pick it up and read, my Savior is taking the opportunity to ‘talk’ to me. so thankful that it my offensive piece of spiritual armor — my sword.