Devotion Jan 23, 2016

turtledove-2 copy

I’ve felt your fear and looked for you, but you withdrew. You can’t see beyond what you must face because your fears are bigger than your faith. You only remember how much it hurt. You made vows. Never again. You built walls. Never again. You trust no one except yourself. Your life is an effort to protect yourself. You feel you must remain in control at all times. Those who disagree with you and make you feel out of control, you turn away from.  In this place, you won’t consider trusting Me. But you have asked to go deeper and I plan to honor your request. I am coming to bring you out of your fortress. Perfect love casts out fear. The things you have built won’t sustain you. Because I made you to need Me and to need others. As these things fall around you, you will feel your fears. But in facing them, order will arise out of the chaos. I will rebuild your walls and you will stand as I intended for you to stand… Leaning on your Beloved.

Song of Solomon 8:5b “Who is this coming up from the wilderness Leaning of her Beloved?”

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding; think about Him in all your ways, and He will guide you on the right paths.

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s