Saturday, February 26, 2011

When There Aren't Enough Tears for All That Needs to be Cried About

I collapse exhausted into His loving arms, ever strong, ever steady.

I whisper Truth...

"You give beauty for ashes... gladness instead of mourning... a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair..."

Heart aches. The wailing grief too deep to surface loud. "Oh LORD, my family... my friends."

I speak it in faith over their futures, over mine, over yours.

"They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor.

They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations.

Instead of their shame, they will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace they will rejoice in their inheritance; and so they will inherit a double portion in their land, and everlasting joy will be theirs."

Who the Son sets free, is free indeed.

And He is not willing that any should perish.

"Your promises have been thoroughly tested, and your servant loves them."
~Ps. 119:140


Theresa Miller said...

This is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing and linking up at Erika's!

Anonymous said...

Elise, I've been praying for you to feel God's nearness this week. Your blog has been such a blessing to read. I read this yesterday and thought of you, "The brokenness of one brings the blessing to millions. Your brokenness is intended to not only be a place of grace for you but for many. " This is what you are doing (be encouraged!) and a part of how the Lord taking your past and turning it for good. Isaiah 60:18-20
No longer will violence be heard in your land, nor ruin or destruction within your borders, but you will call your walls Salvation and your gates Praise...Your sun will never set again and your moon will wane no more, the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your days of sorrow will end.

--Lindsey Cazac

Erika said...

Elise, thank you for linking up! What a blessing to come here and hear your heart ... and to see that it is Scripture rooted there and blossoming. Thank you for pointing us back to Truth.

"I speak it in faith ..." Yes, faith ... without it, it is impossible to please Him...the message He has been laying on my heart. I am praying Ephesians 3:20-21 for you right now!

Elise said...

Ephesians 3:20-21

20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.


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