YOU HAVE MADE KNOWN TO ME THE PATH OF LIFE;
YOU WILL FILL ME WITH JOY IN YOUR PRESENCE
Precious Child, why do you feel hopeless? Do you not know that I am mighty to save? Invite My Presence into the circumstances that have filled you with dread, doom, and despair. I will show you the Path of Life.
Beloved, why is your heart trembling with sadness and loneliness? Do you not know that I am with you? Come to Me. I long to fill you with Joy in My Presence.
THE LORD YOUR GOD IS WITH YOU,
HE IS MIGHTY TO SAVE.
HE WILL TAKE GREAT DELIGHT IN YOU,
HE WILL QUIET YOU WITH HIS LOVE,
HE WILL REJOICE OVER YOU WITH SINGING
Beautiful One, why is your heart filled with rejection and condemnation? Do you not know that I rejoice over you with singing? Come, let Me quiet you with My Love.
My Child, why is your heart sizzling with shame? Do you not know that I take great delight in you? Let Me fill you with My Joy when you come into My Presence.
JOY IS NOT THE ABSENCE OF TROUBLE,
BUT THE PRESENCE OF CHRIST
(William Vander Haven).
What do you usually do with your heart when it feels abandoned, hopeless, or condemned?
Are you willing to try something (or Someone) new, today? Would you pause before succumbing to your usual remedy, and invite the Presence of God into that empty place in your heart, instead? The only words you need to use are: “Help me, Lord Jesus.” Do this often…and you will notice a remarkable difference in your heart.
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, please help me. Please help my empty heart. Please remove the shame, the rejection, the loneliness, the sadness, the hopelessness, and the doom and dread, and fill me with Your Presence.
Maintain an Awareness
And after we have sucked others empty and they have nothing more to give, we turn to distraction and destruction to ease the excruciating pain that oozes from our hearts…because we still believe we do not matter.