I always think I know myself so well, full of firm faith, believer in prayer, encouraging others, marching onward! So I’m always surprised when I’ve been blind to something. Especially this. Recently, God had me hop up on the examining table. It was like looking down upon an operating table from above–as though it were someone else’s body. He shone His light down into my heart, searching and as, together, we peered, He said,
“There, do you see it?”
Though my eyes squinted to see what He wanted me to see, I was blinded to it, so I asked,
“What is it, Lord?”
He looked at me. His look was tender, and drew me to look deeper with Him to see what it was He saw.
Wide-eyed, I looked deep within my heart. Finally, I saw it: a wide band. It was wrapped ’round and ’round my heart. Constricting. Tighter and tighter.
“Lord? That can’t be…it isn’t…Worry? Fear? But…I’m not a ‘worrier’!”
“The patient” is recovering, taking the prescribed doses of love, faith and hope, (“Perfect love casts out fear”) applying prayer and supplication (Philippians 4:6) with the salve of thanksgiving, daily as needed. God is so loving and kind.
take heed lest he fall.
There hath no temptation taken you
but such as is common to man:
but God is faithful,
who will not suffer you to be
tempted above that ye are able;
but will with the temptation also make
a way to escape,
that ye may be able to bear it.”
He fed my heart the food of friendship on earth, and let me walk with Him and talk with Him and pour out my heart to Him. The Great Physician humbled me so that grace could be poured out, removed what pride, envy, bitterness, or other impurities were clogging the arteries enabling the blood to flow, and revived my sin-sick heart.
is in God.
Sometimes courage is the
Today is Memorial Day, and as we remember those who have fought and sacrificed their very lives for our freedoms, I am reminded of this quote,
but rather the judgment that
something else is more important than fear.”
We honor you today.