Your goodness has no match! We approach the throne of grace with confidence and with the assurance You are abundantly good. (Hebrews 4:16) We know JUST where to go when we are devastated, weary, and weak. You promise to faithfully raise us from the dust; so here we are Father, awaiting You to lift us up from the ash heap we are in and into the marvelous future You have planned. He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap. (Psalm 113:7-8) We find SUCH comfort in You being determined to see us live in Your highest and best for us. Yes, You have seen your child live in misery and ashes for far too long! Your deepest desire is to transform Your beloved child from ashes into beauty beyond what their paralyzed heart can see or even dream at the moment. Father, Your child has been waiting for so long they feel weakened by the wait. BUT, You have promised Your child will end up praising and THANKING You INSTEAD of “fainting” from this heavy load they are carrying in their heart. (Isaiah 61:3-5) They need just wait and see!
Your child has cried out to You countless nights and You have heard every single word. (Psalm 3:4-5) You promised to turn Your ear quickly and to be attentive to their heart cries; and You have. (Hosea 2:7) May Your child see “in the land of the living” the divine beauty that comes to those who put their weary hearts in Your powerful, loving, strong Hands. Father, in the dry and barren places of unbelief, lack, fear, and regret You have promised life! (John 10:10) So, speak tenderly to Your child reminding them that You give beauty for ashes where pain has been suffocating and cruel. Start by giving relief in this moment with the miraculous power of hope. (Hosea 2:14) The miraculous power in HOPE is that it will resuscitate hearts with the promise of raising Your child up from the barren places to rebuild, restore, renew, and redeem what they have lost or has been stolen.
May Your promise of provision, restoration, miracles, and payback rush into their wounded heart and nourish all the hard, dry, forgotten, lonely places. He opened the rock, and the waters gushed out; they ran in the dry places like a river, (Psalms 105:41) I ask You this moment to sit alone with Your child and give them the promise they need from You. You are not a man that You should lie and nothing is too hard for You. (Numbers 23:19 and Jeremiah 32:27) Speak to You child as You did Moses. Face-to-Face. (Exodus 33:11) Speak tenderly to them with mysteries and secrets their human soul doesn’t yet know. You have an answer, an explanation, and a Word that can resurrect their hopes and dreams. You do. I pray for Your divine guidance, wisdom, and discernment as they sit before You this moment and await their promise. Yes, hope deferred has made their heart susceptible to giving up. But, I pray, In the might Name of Jesus that You inspire Your beloved with a unbelievable and unimaginable dream and place it firmly in their heart. (Psalm 126) Then grant it! Why? Because You are just that good! You are.
In the mighty Name of Jesus!
Amen and amen.
I love you!
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