I pull the covers up over my head and close my eyes tightly. My mind embraces a new day, but my heart rejects the new tomorrow because I know the things that made my heart feel heavy yesterday are still there.
I can still feel the heaviness, the worry, the waiting for things to work out. The things unknown cause anxiety. Questions and heartaches from a fresh new wave of trials make us want to go to sleep and dream again of a better tomorrow. A day when life is good again and our hearts don’t hurt so much. But when tomorrow comes and the heartache stays, how do we move through each day and live a life of power and peace with an unworried perspective?
It’s simple really.
But it’s complicated.
These things in life that make us question, worry, and wait – they cause a heart to need something more. Oh we believe Jesus is able to deliver, and we know God is always with us, but in this trial, we struggle again to see Him.
So we look for Him through tear filled eyes and we desire the peace we’ve known before. We long for Him with hearts full of care and we desperately need His comfort.
We search for Him in His Word – the only tangible thing we have from Him – and there we find an abundance of treasure that provides for every longing we possess.
No matter what your life holds, and how hard it might seem, God’s word is the healing balm that our souls need.
It doesn’t mean we won’t hurt again, or that life will change and get better. It doesn’t mean every disease will be healed in this life or that justice will be seen in our generation.
It means we live empowered to press on with a strength only known by those who believe. It means we lift our quivering chin and trust that God will provide the peace again. It’s not something we might achieve one day – it’s who He is – Peace.
So when you’re in need, like we are, I can tell you what to do – Go to Jesus. Seek His face. Search for Him like a hidden treasure. I have the secret code, the hiding place of His love, and I know His power is divinely present and voice-activated by His children.
When you feel like pulling the covers up over your head another day, here are a few treasures to help you face the new tomorrow:
Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Psalm 37:2
Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word. Psalm 119:114
And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13
Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not. Jeremiah 33:3
I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.
He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.
The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.
The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.
Whatever your situation, whatever your care, God’s power is strong enough to carry you through. I pray you feel Him so very near today.
If this has encouraged your heart, pass it on to a friend so they can be encouraged too!
Love & Blessings,