“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.”
There is not one of us who has not been wounded or disappointed somewhere in our journey through life.
This can become a place where we get stuck, encaged, locked in.
A place where we need healing and releasing from.
Strangely, if it gives us too much pain or hurt it may even be a place where we even pull back and withdraw from God.
A place where we have failure, we come to a full stop which we will not go beyond.
A place where we are afraid of even letting God into our disappointment.
A place we feel we cannot escape from.
This is the place when we really need to regain faith and strength from recalling our own testimony of when we have known in our lives in no doubt or uncertainty of where God has been good.
Sometimes by recalling the testimony of others as to His goodness and faithfulness. Knowing what He has done for one He can for others.
Coming to a position of decreeing God is Good always.
A position of inviting the Holy Spirit into that place of disappointment in our heart.
We sometimes don’t know the answers because we don’t ask the right question.
Now is the time to ask Jesus where he was in our moment of pain and disappointment and then to linger and wait upon His answer.
The encounter may change our life for ever and be a lesson learnt of how to navigate from those places of disappointment and to walk free again.
Jesus is the way to break through and break out free.
He is the narrow gate.
Allow disappointment to be a doorway to let Jesus in not the enemy.
Go past the full stop and ask the question.
The answer will usually move you’re heart because He was closer than you could have imagined.
Never absent and distant.
Remember the Footprints words of where He carried you.
The illustration depicts Christ breaking down the bars, walls and doors that have imprisoned us. Notice He is inside with us and leads us out by the hand going before us. He has never been on the outside looking in. Nor in some distant detached place.
Two scriptures that come to mind:
“‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.'””
Matthew 4:4 ESV
“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”Lamentations 3:22-23 ESV
The song You make ma Brave. Amanda Cook