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In the dark, where my only comfort comes from the soft, soothing whisper of my Lover to my bruised, broken, and bleeding soul. I wait upon You. I wait patiently and silently. In this pitch black room of agony, I will learn to be still, to stop fighting, to cease striving, and I will know that You are God, my Healer, my Sustainer, my Promise.
"Anything that does not align with obedience to Him is a waste of time and energy. Watch and wait for His leading."
"God has a purpose in all of His delays."
"It is a vital principle of the Lord’s guidance for a Christian never to move from the spot where he is sure God has placed him, until the ‘pillar of cloud’ moves."
And I may be called to walk through this world with a bright, smiling face while my heart is breaking.
There are many crosses, and every one of them is heavy and painful. And it is unlikely that I would seek out even one of them on my own. Yet Jesus is never as near to me as when I lift my cross, and lay it submissively on my shoulder, and welcome it with a patient and uncomplaining spirit.
-Streams in the Desert
Doing the right thing is hard. Especially if the right thing is completely opposite from what you really want. However, it doesn’t change the fact that it should be done. So even though it hurts, I choose to do the right thing. I choose to obey and honor God with this broken heart.
You were always the good one, the obedient one, the one who’s always there for them. But when it comes to your own happiness, you can’t have it because they don’t approve of it. And honestly, everyone thinks they’re wrong and you’re right, that they should be the ones who should change, but still you don’t have a choice. But to accept and submit. And wait.
By faith she loves him, and knows that he will be hers someday, even though she doesn’t know how this will happen, because she considers God faithful.
Men, our wives must be able to rest in the fact of our fidelity. Everything about us: our eyes, language, schedules, our passion must say to her, “I am, and will always be, faithful to you.” (Disciplines of a Godly Man, R. Kent Hughes)
I just know infidelity when I see it. And it’s sad and disappointing. I’ve been there. I’m not proud of it. The Lord has been so gracious in forgiving me and taking away my guilt. So believe me when I say that it just won’t work out. I just hope and pray that more people would understand this:
"It is not the love that sustains the commitment. It is the commitment that sustains the love."
How else do you think your future marriage will last if you can’t be faithful right now? Stop relying on feelings; they’re unstable. Start doing the right thing, and the right feelings will follow.
i was so undeserving,
and yet, you were
i pushed - you pulled
i wept - you embraced
i bled - you repaired
i faltered - you shushed
i stopped - you smiled
i was a disaster -
the worst of its kind
and yet you still
had the audacity
to let me know
that i was beautiful.
"Other people are going to find healing in your wounds. Your greatest life messages and your most effective ministry will come out of your deepest hurts." -Rick Warren
I know that the Lord is in control, but it doesn’t change the fact that it is excruciatingly painful. I don’t understand, but I trust Him. I hope that as other people find their healing in my wounds (fresh and still open, by the way), I too will find healing.
"Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of Him to whom we must give account." (Hebrews 4:13)
I don’t know how long you plan to run and hide from God. There’s no point really. He knows. He sees. He cries over you.
I never thought someone’s heart could be this hard, stubborn, and calloused. I guess this was what Ezekiel called the “heart of stone”. Well, I am hopefully waiting for the Lord to change that heart of stone into a heart of flesh. Come back, please. Come back into the loving arms of our Father. He misses you. And I do too.
My mini collection. I can’t find my copy of My Sister’s Keeper though. Help me complete her books? Hihi #JodiPicoult
I have this tendency to limit God into what I think He could do. And I am always amazed with how God surprises me every time He does the impossible for me. We cannot limit God into our box of unbelief; He is a God of surprises and possibilities. Trust Him; He is limitless.
I can hear Him saying, “Is anything too hard for Me?”