Let God rescue your heart.
Dear ones, of late, it seems I have encountered so many people who are still in pain from the wounds of their past, those who are feeling overwhelmed by the matters of daily life, those who are feeling isolated and alone, those who can’t figure out which way to turn while facing issues of great weight or tragedy or torment, many who see little hope for the future, who feel stuck in the mire.
I want to offer you hope today.
You do not have to struggle helpless and alone. Reach out to friends. Reach out to your pastor if you have one. Reach out to family. Reach out to God. Yes, He uses people in your life to bring us counsel and advice, but He is also right there for you with wisdom, compassion, understanding, mercy, and grace – just for you. When I say that, you may feel that you can’t hear from God or that you are crying out to Him, and you are not getting any answers, or He is not talking to you. Precious person, God is always talking to you – by His Holy Spirit. He has promised to never leave you or forsake you (Deut. 31:6). He has placed in each one of us our spirit, which He has specifically designed to hear from Him. Our minds are where all of the torment, confusion, uncertainty, self-doubt, and oppression that we may be feeling at the present time spring forth. Thank God, however, that the spirit which He has placed in you cries out constantly to His Spirit – and the good news is that God answers your search (Matt. 7:7-8). God designed you to hear from Him. He designed your spirit to testify with His Spirit (Rom. 8:16). He designed your spirit to be in communion with His Spirit. That’s what He accomplished when He sent His beloved child, Christ, to walk this earth with us in fellowship and then to die and be resurrected. That was God destroying anything that could ever separate you from Him and uniting you with Him, perfectly and forever (Rom. 8:35-39). That was God’s way of giving us access to everything that He is – perfect love, peace, joy, healing, mercy, rest, understanding, kindness, generosity, grace – the list goes on and on.
So dear one, it may seem like a trite phrase to tell you to run to God in your difficulty, to rest in Him (Mt. 11:28-30), to lay your problems in His hands (1 Pet. 5:7), but that is His design for the rescue of our hearts. He wants to take whatever it is with which you are burdened and carry it away into His everlasting peace. When you cry out to Him for wisdom and truth and understanding, He will answer you in your spirit (James 1:5; Psalm 50:15). He will send people to help you navigate the rough waters. He will speak to you in a still, small voice. He will do miracles on your behalf. He will send you people with wise counsel for your difficulty. He has promised never to leave you alone (Deut. 31:8; John 14:18). He has promised you His mercy, lovingkindness, and grace (Lam. 3:22-23).
So today, I urge you to accept what God sent Christ to give you. Talk to Him, and He will direct your path into ways of peace and help and rest.
If you have never made Jesus the Lord of your life and desire to, pray this: Dear God, I believe that Jesus is your Son, that He died on the cross for me and was resurrected for my redemption. I choose to make Jesus the Lord of my life. I thank you for forgiving me and for filling me with Your Holy Spirit. I thank You that I am Your child, that You are my Father, and that You have great things planned for me.