Hazelnut Coffee and Beautiful Promises❤️ You stoop down to make me great. Psalm 18:35b #perfectwaytobegintheday #unabashedhope #90DayswiththeBelovedDiscipleJohn #bethmoore #paneracoffee #toranisignaturesyrup #hazelnut #fiestajumbomug #ps1835
I Am Here
I have not abandoned you to suffer in misery and angst.
I Am here to comfort you.
I have not abandoned you to hunger and want.
I Am here to provide all that you need.
I have not abandoned you in the midst of your pain and grief.
I Am here to dry your tears.
I have not abandoned you stewing in your biting anger and cynicism.
I Am here to plead for you with all that I Am.
I have not abandoned you to languish in powerlessness and fear.
I Am here to protect and defend you.
I Am here.
I am no longer languishing in poverty, hunger, and neglect.
I am filled to overflowing and wholly satisfied.
I am no longer isolated, cut off, and afraid.
I am enveloped by the very warmth of Your presence.
I am no longer enslaved in a prison of shame and guilt.
I am liberated to come and go as my heart chooses.
I am no longer fodder and prey to the enemy.
I am sheltered, defended, and protected by Your hand.
I am no longer dismayed of the power of death.
I am alive eternally in You.
I am no longer lost, aimless, and alone.
I am held firmly where I belong in Your loving embrace.
I am no longer adrift in a sea of nothingness.
I am anchored securely by Your great love for me.
#UnabashedHope #ArtfulDoodlesbyLMA #John84859
“The bromides, platitudes, and exhortations to trust God from nominal believers who have never visited the valley of desolation are not only useless; they are textbook illustrations of unmitigated gall. Only someone who has been there, who has drunk the dregs of our cup of pain, who has experienced the existential loneliness and alienation of the human condition, dares whisper the name of the Holy to our unspeakable distress. Only that witness is credible; only that love is believable.”
Brennan Manning – Ruthless Trust
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Extinguishing the Darkness
You are my Light.
I need not fear the darkness,
Even in the very depths of myself.
You know me.
You are with me.
I am not alone.
You are my Defense.
You alone are my Judge.
You are exceedingly merciful and gentle.
I need not waver.
I need only trust Your Hand
As You lead and guide me.
I have no need of anything, save You.
You are my Personal Savior.
You are my Personal Bravery.
In You – I am made well and whole.
In You – I am freed and delivered.
In You – I am made strong and bold.
Shine! Oh, shine in this dark and frightful place!
Envelop me in Your ardently burning Light
And extinguish all my darkness and gloom.
~ Laurie Pontious-Andrews
But unto you who revere and worshipfully fear My name shall the Sun of Righteousness arise with healing in His wings and His beams, and you shall go forth and gambol like calves [released] from the stall and leap for joy.
Micah 7:8b & 9b
When I sit in darkness, the Lord shall be a light to me. He will bring me forth to the light, and I shall behold His righteous deliverance.
A Sealed-off Place
The Cave of Adullam
A covered place.
A place of humility.
A place of safety.
It’s not a pretty place.
It’s not a place of comfort.
It’s not a place of abundance.
It’s a place of concealment.
A place of privacy, intimacy and prayer.
It’s a place of unburdening the heart,
Before the only One Who can and will help.
It’s a place of proving.
A place of separation,
From what is believed to be true
And what actually is true.
It’s not a permanent dwelling.
It’s not a place of failure.
It’s not a place of defeat.
It’s a place of renewal.
A place of restoration.
It is the birthing place
Of a brand new beginning.
~ Laurie Pontious-Andrews
1 Samuel 22:1a
David departed and escaped to the cave of Adullam…