Monday June 27, 2016
by Joan Webb
Given My Life Back
Isaiah 43:1-4: "But now, this is what the Lord says-- he who created you... 'Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; ...When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One..., your Savior; ...you are precious and honored in my sight, and ...I love you."
Are you tired? So tired that you no longer feel loved or even likeable?
Are you angry? Do you wonder what you can possibly do with the built-up resentment and hostility?
Are you confused and nearly hopeless? Do you believe that you have no choices?
Are you exhausted, frightened, sad, and alone?
I was, too. And I wanted so much to be renewed, to feel, to think straight again, and to be released from the overwhelming resentment and isolation. I knew not how this could happen. And then, with the feeble strength I had left, said, "I can't, Lord. Help me." And he did.
It was not easy. It took time. But I am thankful that after walking through the fire, I was not irreparably burned. I've been redeemed; given my life back. I am loved by the Holy One, my Savior, the Creator. And so are you.
I don't know what's next, Lord.
Please help me.
Copyright Joan C. Webb
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