I am sensing souls who longingly want answers, but they fill their emptiness and void spaces with things other than what God has for them.
This is not a word of condemnation or blame. This is not a frivolous thing I write. I do understand this is very real.
People come to God with all sorts of circumstances and conditions and we cannot expect one way of expression to be the only way.
People want to know the truth but when we are disillusioned, discouraged, depressed with doubt and unbelief we cut off our only lifeline to hope in God.
God is the answer and he is the only one who can give us hope. Scripture states that hope deferred makes a heart sick, (Proverbs 13:12 KJV).
I understand the pain of a broken body, the addictions, the isolation, dysfunction, the anxiety, disillusion, rejection, the hopelessness and despair even of life itself. God is the only comfort and validation that we need in this life. God is the only one who gives us meaning and purpose in our lives.
Regardless of it all, God’s first desire is not for our crippled mind, body, or soul but His first desire is that we receive him as our salvation.
Then we enter an adventure with God and as we seek him we will find out what HIS calling is for us! He created us for His pleasure!
As you seek God in prayer, He will show you his will and secrets for your life. God is the only one who can fill those deeply scarred needs of healing in all realms physically, emotionally and Spiritually.
God is the only one to sooth our broken and contrite heart. A broken and a contrite heart He will not despise, (Psalm 51:17 KJV).
Don’t look to man for comfort and validation, look to God because your answer isn’t found when you regretfully rehash all the events in your life.
Nothing can change your history, but you do have hope for your future when you give your life totally over to God’s Validation!
Once surrendered, you will find such peace and goodness that only comes from the lover of your soul.
Oh, how HE loves you and wants you to come to Him! He is with us even when we torture and hurt our own selves, with self-loathing, self-hatred, self-punishment, extreme loneliness, self-pity and isolation. (All the self-sins.)
The LORD longs for our fellowship and closeness to Him. Having a desire to be intimate with God is the ultimate!
When we find out our relationship with God is so intimate we begin to understand that this is like a marriage between you and THE GOD of covenant. God continues to say, “Be still and know I AM your God.”
Things will continue to try and keep us down in our circumstances because we live life on this earth. We also have an enemy who tries to cause great harm and misery if we give in to their works and activity.
Misery is not the way of God. But for many of us, we do great harm to ourselves when we think and utter such things.
All of the “self” sins, we all at one point or the other have tried to hurt ourselves various ways. Some with drugs, alcohol, all addictions, immorality, lusts, thoughts of death and suicide.
But what God wants us to find is the new birth and to become ever addicted to Jesus! God is our only Father, friend, helper and source of all we need forever!
We have been dealt a hand of cards in life and fall as they may, none of us wake up to human perfection. Life is life and it will at times cause us a lot of grief.
The answer to all life questions and life’s turmoil is when we surrender to God! The secret of your POWER with GOD, is having a great desire to know HIM.
Another nugget of truth is that you TAKE time for God, NOT MAKE time. Oh, how He desires your presence and to spend quality time with you, especially by communing with him through prayer!
God won’t make you do anything. You must develop your desire by Knowing Him and learning His Word.
For HE wants to fellowship with you and He is a jealous God, and HE is jealous over our time.
The only way we find peace is with God! Only God can heal those places in your life and HE desires to show you so much that you KNOW HE is WITH YOU!
He gave us the gift of free will and free choice! However, there are things He cannot do. He will not go against His Word nor will He take back the gift of free will and the gift of free choice!
To do that would go against his will and word. God doesn’t lie and there won’t be anyone in heaven with Jesus that did not chose to be there.
We must choose to be chosen by God!
Desperation can be both good and bad. When we get desperate and grasp at temporal things to fill our empty spirit, we will be disappointed! If we chose God’s way, God is the only constant in our life and no matter what we experience in life and however we feel rejected, be assured that HE won’t reject you! God’s Holy Spirit is the only one to fill that spirit place inside! God created you for His pleasure and He hopes we chose to abide with HIS Holy Spirit we reside!
Be my one and only
Desperately I come,
I too weak for your river
Abide I say LORD come
Be my one and only
Fill my empty space
I am desperate and I am weak
Be my one and only
And fill my empty space.
In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey