“The Winter Is Over, HE Restores , HE Heals, HE NEVER Leaves Us Broken….”
This morning I woke up to the chill of Fall weather. Trees are changing, fashion is adapting, dew is lingering longer. Fall is upon us. It is in this season every year that I find myself reflective of God’s faithfulness.
The rush of summer has ended and the stillness of winter is coming. It’s in the Fall months of transition that bring hibernation and secluded days. It’s when the chill of night resists the lifting of the Sun. It remains.
In this season, darkness thickens and overtakes our daylight hours. This is when I am reminded of how God met me in my darkness. How, in my night, He broke the curse of darkness and restored my wounded soul. Abuse, fear, rejection, abandonment, unbelief consumed the hidden crevasses of my heart, until Jesus met me in my darkness and brought hope to my afflictions.
I’ll never forget those days when I felt helpless and out of control along with gripping moments of uncertainty and hidden desires to be free. I was engulfed in doubt, but reassured in little glimpses of light.
Then – Jesus came. He sang songs of love over my longing soul and resurrected my broken spirit. You see, He NEVER leaves us broken. Jesus ALWAYS restores.
I don’t know what you are struggling with today, but let me encourage you….
The darkness WILL lift.
The pain WILL end.
The uncertainties WILL vanish.
God never leaves us wounded and wondering. HE meets us in our struggle and always restores our soul.
When I was 19 years old I wrestled my first resurfaced memories of abuse. It was such a dark time in my life. It was a season I have never forgotten and never desire to go back to. It is also the marking of a moment in history for me. It’s when I went from bondage to freedom. It’s when I went from imprisonment to liberation. The process was gruesome but the healing has been amazing. Often God exposes our hidden wounds to bind them in the light.
If today feels too heavy to carry, let it go. There is One, whose name is Jesus, who desires to carry your burden. HE is the anchor for our soul, the ‘Present Help’ in our troubles. HE never walks away and never sits idly by. HE is always at work in the backdrop of our suffering, moving us to a supernatural collision with healing.
The question today is, “Will you trust Him with your pain, loss, fear, or unbelief?”
Seasons may change but HIS faithfulness will remain.
Today my soul sings; “Great is Thy faithfulness,” O God my Father, There is no shadow of turning with Thee; Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be.”
I pray today your soul can sing this too.