Published By Debotah Negron
May 3, 2019
There is Hope in Your Tears, In the Midst of Your dry season He Longs to Satisfy You
Hear a just cause, O Lord ; attend to my cry! Give ear to my prayer from lips free of deceit! You have tried my heart, you have visited me by night, you have tested me, and you will find nothing; I have purposed that my mouth will not transgress. As for me, I shall behold your face in righteousness; when I awake, I shall be satisfied with your likeness.
Lord only you know my cause.
Only you know the meditations of my heart. Only you comprehend the depth of the sorrow that has been my lot.
Only you know that the choices that I have made for my life have wrought consequences that have been lifelong.
But your mercies have been new every morning. Your Grace has abounded.
You stretched out your arm, your right arm.
You stretched out your right arm for me.
You saw me when I did not seek you.
You went after me and delivered me even when my eyes could not even see the light of day. You have set my feet on Solid Ground.
When I saw, that I would lose my life, you kept me from stumbling.
When I thought that my days would end, you rescued me from peril.
No one understands the depth of My Love For You Lord. And yet even now, you seek to draw me to a deeper place. You seek to cause me, to want to enter into a place where I can drive all insecurities out. A place where I can know you fully. Not just forgiveness, not just Grace, not just justification, not just a place where I can walk in holiness… But you have drawn me to a place where I can see that in the midst of every adversity your hand was there.
That in the midst of my striving your presence was there. That despite my lack of understanding, you were stretching out before me a path that I could walk in.
Lord You Are the Potter. Lord You Are the one who orders every step. Lord forgive my wanderings. Forgive my lack of understanding. Forgive me when my heart has been consumed by my fears and anxieties and I have allowed myself to be overwhelmed. For it is your purpose to draw me to a place where I can have and experience your Wonderful Mercy. You have forgiven me. You have restored me. And as this flesh dies, and as this feeling of helplessness fades, I can rest in the fact that all things work together for good for those who are in Christ Jesus.
It is not by works that I have done. It is not by my own efforts or my own attempts. It Is by your grace and your mercy that you have brought me this far. And at this moment in my life when as it were, failure has faced me. Loss has confronted me. A place where I can look back and say where have I been and what have I done? You say to me now, come, come now, you have come to understand. Now you understand that my grace is sufficient. Now you can understand that your hope must be in me. Lord now you say to me, that you have loved me with an everlasting love and that that love is not based on anything I could ever do or anything I could ever accomplished. You have simply loved me. You have simply wanted me to understand that from the foundations of the world You decided to reach out.
Today I may not know what you are facing. Today I may not even understand how much you may have gone through. But I know one thing, that the same God who reaches out to find me, has reached out for you. The Lord Jesus longs to have a relationship with you. Regardless of the errors of your past. Regardless of the things that you might have experience, the Lord desires to have a relationship with you.
His desire is to cover you under the shadow of his wings. He wants to restore your life and give you a hope and a future. His desire is that you would follow him. That you would find peace and forgiveness, joy and rest in him, for your weary soul.
Jesus came so that your tears would not be in vain. He came to love you not reject you. To hold you and keep you despite your fears and sorrows you are precious in n his sight.