I know You’re good.
I know You’re strong.
I know You’re holy.
I know You’re Love itself.
Speak my heart back to life.
I am Yours.
You called me upon the waters.
You rescued me from the flames.
I am Yours.
As the year comes to its end, keep your eyes on a Him. Not your past, not your worries, and not your doubts. Let Him be the guide through the wilderness of your mind remind you that He is King and He has invited to come and sit at His feet.
So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most. -
Things may have turned out differently than what you were expecting, but remember how far you’ve come. Remember the mountains and valleys that gave you the strength you will need to be sustained in the seasons to come. That is all because of God’s grace. And this is what grace does: it plunges deep beneath the surface of what we think makes us good enough and softly whispers to us: we are only who we are because of God’s Love, and not because of our accomplishments or lack thereof.
We are only worthy because God saw fit to give us a better life in Christ; a life unrestricted by the bounds of our regrets. A life free of the worry that we are eternally marked by our failures. A life that is new and wholly in Christ. A life where the events of 2017 do not define our future in Him.
All of this is possible because of grace. Not because of what we’ve done or what this year has done to us, but because of what God is doing within us through our relationship with Christ. Let this be the guiding Light in the wilderness tonight: nothing that happened or did not happen this year can take away from the new mercies God is ever-pouring into your life.
Written by @morganharpernichols for #TheDevoCo
you’re five five and you’re running around making mud pies in your backyard with your best friend Jesus five and your mother reads you story after story before bed Jesus cuddles up next to you with his arms behind his head five and you don’t know the feeling of sadness or loneliness so that smile stretching wide is genuine instead five six seven eight nine
you’re 25 25 and you’re running around working 40 hours a week travel time plus the hour you eat plus chores plus bills plus you’re exhausted 25 and your mother is only a phone call away but she’s busy and you’re busy and you haven’t spoken in a week 25 and sadness and loneliness are no longer knocking on your door they’ve clawed their way into your skin and manifest themselves inside you they’re a part of you and it’s dark and the thoughts in your head won’t leave and you scream and you cry and you forget you forget about your friend your best friend from when you were five and you’re f a l l i n g
but He’s still there He always was He was simply waiting for you to meet Him halfway
but now you’re falling and He’s worried waiting watching
and you’re worried grasping gasping
you think you’re done you’re drowning in sadness and loneliness and anxiety and depression and PTSD but you’ve still got one good fight left in you