I am screwed....UNLESS

I cannot get enough of the song "Always" by Kristian Stanfill. (go here for the lyrics). Today the song played so well with my entanglement time.

Psalm 27 says, "I would have despaired UNLESS I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD. In the land of the living. Wait for the LORD. Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD."

I wrote to Bryleigh (and in my journal to myself):

Always believe and trust God's matter what happens. If you can stubbornly trust His goodness, nothing can bring you so far down.

That unwavering trust and belief will help your heart be strong and courageous. Because in everything you face you will be able to say, "It is going to be okay. I do not know when but my God WILL come through; he always does. I will just wait for Him to come through; He always does."


Rescue is never delayed

Psalm 6 reminds me of the heart of my Father. I am reminded, first, of all those moments we are worn out from crying. I am reminded that when life places me in painful moments when I am worn down under the weight of it all, my God not only hears my cries, he heals me and pours over me his grace and overwhelming love and kindness. More specifically, I see that my God rescues my soul and saves me (vs 4). It stuck out to me that he rescues my SOUL. It does not say God rescues me from the situation physically as though he removes me or takes away the situation.

I am reminded of a God who sees the heart and knows the heart comes to me in moments of pain and rescues my heart. He comes to rescue my soul because when everything originates in the heart and soul, that is where the rescue must take place.

We can endure so much more as long as our heart stays safe, secure, and protected. It is when the soul is broken that we cannot withstand even the lightest trouble.

My God is mighty to soul and rescue my soul.

My God, he will not delay My refuge and strength I will not fear, His promise is true My God will come through, always