I’ve taken stock of 2010; in many ways it was one of the worst years of my life. Being beaten down, crushed, bruised, and molded in a spiritual sense is painful, but this year the crushing was particularly fierce. Batting away negative, destructive thoughts was a fulltime occupation.
2010 was a bloody-knuckled battle to the last day. Words like: failure pounded my mind and pierced my soul. Black days loomed one upon another and there seemed no hope of rescue. It was as though God had forgotten me—or worse, abandoned me.
Another slug-fest in the battlefield of the mind.
Trying to surmise 2010, I listened to a song that encapsulates the entire year: The Voice of Truth. No matter what the world says, no matter what your own mind says, no matter how people perceive you, no matter how you perceive yourself, the only voice that rings true every time is His voice.
What a blessing!
This morning, I read in Jeremiah 32 and 33 that His plans are good, He will rejoice over me, He will bring good to me, His covenant with me is permanent and no one can break it. This is the voice of truth. The voice of encouragement, and I am encouraged that the God of all creation takes time with this daughter to encourage and build-up.
So, I encourage you to open His word and lay hold of the promises of a loving, patient God who is all about success, edification, and promise. Devour His word, live on it daily and you too, will come out of the darkness to the bright shining new day.
I understand that circumstances are not the authority, people (even well-meaning ones) are not the authority, my own self is not the authority. God is. Enough said.