Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Friday to you all! I hope that your day is going well…and I pray that no matter how broken life may seem at this time; that you will ALWAYS know that Jesus is the remedy for it all…Amen!
This morning, God has been taking me back to a time in my life, when I had been so deeply broken in spirit…a time when the awful memories of the past had brought me down so low; that I found myself sitting in the bottom, of what felt like a deep dark pit of despair. As I reflect back on these moments…the only way I can describe this pit; is that the walls and the floor were dirt, which is what I felt about myself at the time. How I remember the moments, when I tried to climb out of this pit on my own; but oh, how quickly I came to realize that I wasn't strong enough, which only brought me crashing down to where I once was.
Isn't it amazing how we make Jesus our last resort when we're hurting. The minute we become wounded by the evil one, we seem to panic and take everything on ourselves; never realizing…that as wounded people…we just aren't strong enough to get back into life on our own.
Last night, as I was spending some quiet moments alone with God; He led me to a Bible verse in Psalm 147:3, and we read… "He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds."…and this is exactly what He's done for me; otherwise…I know that I wouldn't be here to write about it.
There is a poem that I wrote many years back on my experience in the pit…and today, I would like to share it with you, and we read…"I'm walking in the sunlight of Your beauty, with a heart that's burning to serve you more each day; but then before I realize it…I'm thrown into a pit of despair, where all I see is darkness in my way. I struggle to climb out…and make it all work on my own; while in the midst of this darkness, I'm being reminded…that I can't win this battle alone. As I sit within the darkness, I'm taken back to the cross…through my mind's eye; and from there the tears begin to flow, as I see the stripes that were placed upon Him, just before He would die. A stripe for mental anguish…a stripe for hardships, sin and pain…and even more stripes were placed upon Him, as He was whipped over and over again. Then I saw a picture of His death, with nails in His hands and feet…and a sword thrust into His side; and there He remained in anguish, until He hung His head and died. From there, I saw them take Him down from the cross, to a tomb where He would lay; but then something began to take a drastic turn, as He arose from that tomb the third day. As I continued to sit in a pit of despair, I suddenly caught something from the corner of my eye; it was a hand reaching down from the top of the pit…saying that He had heard my cry. As He began to reach closer to where I sat, I recognized the nail print on His hand; it was at that time He touched me; His presence caused me to instantly stand. Where once I had felt weakness…His strength began to take control; as He lifted me out of the pit I was in, I felt Him make me whole. I came to see that all the efforts that I once made, to free myself from despair; had only caused me to become weaker…to a place where the darkness had taught me not to care. I learned that I had to take a trip to Mount Calvary…through tears I laid my weakness at his cross; and that is when He came to me and brought me His strength, at a time when all had seemed lost."
Today, if you are looking for a remedy…for a deep embedded wound of the heart, may I suggest Jesus Christ? I have truly come to see that He is the only One who can take us up and out of the depths of despair and care for our brokenness. Yes…we may be wounded…and some of our wounds may be deeply embedded within us; but just remember one thing…we haven't been forsaken, during times such as these; because Jesus is there to heal the brokenhearted and bind up the wounds that can cause pain…deep within the heart; and once we can let go of ourselves and these wounds…and turn to Him; that is when we will come to see that we are no longer wounded in spirit…Amen!!
Have a very special day…and ALWAYS remember that there is a remedy for your brokenness…and that remedy is Jesus Christ!
God bless…and I will see you on Monday!
It's Always & Only Because of Him…
*If you haven't yet accepted Jesus into your heart…and have found the hope that can rescue your heart and save you from evil, I would encourage you to check out… "Come to Jesus."
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