She loved a boy,
but his heart was buried in the sea,
she loved the boy,
and yet it wasn’t meant to be,
but her heart was buried in the stars,
wrapped in greatness of hopes,
and so often traded for hope for desperations,
valleys filled with flickering coals,
she saw troubles and hard times,
but she was given new life,
when the Star Singer,
the Life Bringer,
woke her from her slumber,
He gave her dresses knit from the living constellations,
to replace the dresses of ashen gray,
He sent the pain away,
and banished the shame and sorrow,
and whispered, “Celebrate with me sweet daughter,
today and for every tomorrow.
I will wake love when it’s time,
but hide here in my Arms sweet daughter,
I will make you more beautiful than you know you can be,
I will find a prince worthy of you,
one who sets his hopes on the stars,
one who pleases both you and me.
Trust me darling daughter,
you are worth more than the heavens,
you are worth more than rubies,
you are worth more than I could ever tell you,
I love you sweet daughter,
trust, wait and see.”
Today I was thinking about how difficult it has been to find a woman who loves the Lord as I do and who is like me. These last few years I have chosen to remain single, and prayed through for God’s leading with love. I think about her sometimes. The one God has chosen for me and I wonder if she feels discouraged and confused like I do? I just imagined God speaking to her heart as a father does to comfort the daughter he loves so dearly. If you are struggling right now, don’t give up. Your Father knows your heart ache, knows your pain and longs to take your ashes and replace them with beauty. God bless you. Don’t give up. You are beautiful, trust your Father to help you. I am praying for whoever reads this may it encourage you.
Make a solemn pledge, daughters of Jerusalem, by the gazelles or the wild deer: Don’t rouse, don’t arouse love until it desires. Song of Solomon 2:7
She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her. – Prov. 3:15
This was a product of not sleeping and wanting to create something that helped people remember God loves us and will always help us seek Him. I hope this encourages you. If so please share it with someone today. Don’t give up.
I have always been fascinated by alternate dimensions. So in trying to wrap my head around the concept of the 4th dimension, I realized it was like trying to understand the ways of God without the Holy Spirit. This paper is what came about from that. Trying to explain it so that anyone could understand the basic idea of the first 4 dimensions and understand deeper spiritual matters. Click here or on the image above to download it.
I realized that everything we face has been given a time. I think this season for me must be a season of trial and sadness. I wake feeling discouraged and it drives me to my knees. I pray and cry out to God to help me. I know that I desperately need Him. That without God’s hand, I would be overwhelmed and swept away. I find that I have battled so much spiritually lately. I know that God is and will continue to be my victory but it’s been a struggle.
So what do we do in those times? I only know to pray. I only know to work hard. I know to sometimes even through lonely and stinging tears to declare “He is good and I know He loves me.” When it feels as though God has turned his face away. I encourage you, if you are in this moment, don’t give up. Keep pressing in. Repent, pray, seek Him, and ask Him to deepen your love for Him. Maybe you’re battling depression, and it’s almost impossible to get out of bed. I understand those things. Don’t give up. Keep pressing into Him.
I have been reading through Job, and Ecclesiastes in the Old Testament. I find that pain and sorrow are often the planting bed for greatness. The enemy means to discourage you to death. God means to hold you through that time and raise you up out of the hopeless flesh.
If everything has been given a time. Then that means it will eventually no longer be the time for sadness. It won’t be like this forever. Your sorrow, and your pain can become a part of your testimony to how faithful God is.
It has been a few years since my last relationship ended. I remember thinking that if I ever lost my ex, I would die. The enemy whispered that I should just kill myself. I felt would never be able to make it without her. And when the relationship ended. I was more than devastated. When tragedy falls what do we do? I know that the only thing that helped me get through was Jesus being enough. At first I was in shock. I was in denial after that. Pretended like it was fine and that it was a chance to do something new. But, inside I was numb. When the numbness went away ache remained. Like a missing tooth that has worn away leaving only nerves.
I can’t tell you how many times I prayed and cried and wept to God. I didn’t understand what He was doing. I still don’t. I trust HE will help me hold onto holiness. I don’t need to know the answers to trust completely. But I choose to trust Him. I just continue to cast my cares upon Him. I know He loves us. Even when I feel hopeless and discouraged, I hold on for dear life to Jesus. Without Him I would be destroyed.
I have seen friends recently withdraw as well. Maybe you have seen this. Everyone has their own family and life. Holidays? Yep. You know what I mean. These last few years have been a time where many people stepped back. Perhaps it happens so that we will learn to trust God over men. Trust Him over our own ability to keep and make friends. I write these things to speak to your pain. I know you hurt in ways people don’t understand. Yet I know our Father does. I know He loves you as no other one can. No group or friends can bring you wholeness. I just urge you cry out to our Father.
Weep, cry, pray, but don’t stop crying out to the Father. He is near to the brokenhearted. His Word says so. He takes up the cause of the poor and needy. He understands your pain. He chose to face it on the cross. Jesus himself was called a man of sorrow. I think it’s because He looked and saw His children, saw the lost and broken and knew that something must be done. And so the death on the cross had to take place. It was our cross, He died for our sins, and he bore our depression, our sickness, and our heartbreak so that we could look it in the eye and shout, “My Savior has defeated you. You must go in the name of Jesus.”
All is not lost. Don’t give up. The Bible tells us, “But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.”
We can ask for that healing. He was pierced, crushed, and punished for our sake. So we could be free and be healed. Claim that today. Cry out and ask to God for healing, ask God for the strength to face the day, and if you don’t know Jesus, cry out to Him. Repent of your sins. Ask him to forgive you and make you right with God. Tell him you believe he died and rose again. Find believers who will help you grow in faith and ask God to make you new.
The word tells us because of his abuse, Jesus was beaten unrecognizable. That speaks to me. To me it speaks of Jesus giving up his identity as pure and whole to take up our frailty, so that we might take up His wholeness and purity and face this day. I hope this speaks to you as well. We are made new. He has defeated your pain on the cross.
Whatever you do, don’t give up. God loves you and so do I.
I want to share two songs with you, one as a remind of what price was paid for your freedom in Christ and the other to comfort you. The second song is the one song that has ministered to me most these last few years.