Revelation 21:4 “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
As a child of God, he has given us so many outstanding promises and assurances. He has become our source, comforter, and refuge. Whenever we go through hardships, he will be there to help us; he will deliver us and help us to overcome. Death and dry bones can become alive again. Dead/ broken relationships, broken bodies, broken minds, broken lives, and broken hearts. Brokenness or barrenness are areas that can and will be restored, according to his perfect will. When we become children of God, our old life is now gone. We now walk in newness and his light. His Spirit lives within us and presence hovers over us; we learn the beauties of who we indeed are, who we are created to be and have fellowships and connections with each other. We never have to ”feel alone” anymore because of his promise to never leave us. Whatever we go through, we can be sure that he is there, Isaiah 43:2 ”When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulties, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up, the flames will not consume you.” Wow, isn’t this refreshing?!! Before his knowledge, when we go through afflictions, we had no one stable to call on, ALWAYS. But now, no matter what hour of the night, time of day and where we are, we can call on Jesus and he is there! (Ooh, I’m getting goosebumps writing this post.)
I can testify that I’ve felt mentally oppressed for YEARS! I hardly had peaceful nights of rest; I’d go to bed not feeling very accomplished even though I dance and write. During my quiet time, some of my favorite moments are when I engage in prayers that leads me to believe without doubt that I’m praying God’s will. These moments are ‘life’ to me; they are breathtaking, so very fulfilling and satisfying. But, at the end of the day, I’d go to bed feeling very heavy. I felt like i should be doing more, like God was not happy with me. This became my norm for long periods of time. It was depressing. Until recently, one day, Jesus pointed out what the issue was, (childhood past) and He started a work in that area. He is so good and faithful!! He loves us so much! Now, walking in having peaceful sleep, weightless days, and an anxiety-free mind, along with other areas he is working, on allows me to be a bit calmer, enjoy more freedom and be in the flow of life a lot more. I don’t have to worry about not walking in his will for my life anymore, because he IS leading and guiding me. So yes, another beauty is that he guides our steps, see Psalm 37:23.
We are given his joy, hope, peace, self-control, boldness, the ability to be patient, to experience selflessness, loyalty, and to be kind. Being his children gives us a life with true meaning!
Prayer: Oh, Sweet Jesus, we welcome you in our lives! You are awesome, awesome, awesome. We thank you, Lord, for calling out to us and saturating our lives with your beautiful presence. Thank you for being here! You are the best thing that could ever and will ever happen to us; you are our completion and fulfillment. Thank you for adding immense joy to our souls! I am ecstatic to be called yours.