Monday, 8 August 2011

He walked it first

The most beautiful people we have known are those that
have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss,
and have found their way out of the depths.
These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding
of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern.
Beautiful people do not just happen. –Elizabeth Kubler Ross

Those open wounds and sensitive scars?
The Lord journeyed it before you.

It’s the astounding truth of the cross. Jesus went there first; he journeyed these difficult times and roads before you. That’s why He knows what you’re going through; he went there first because of his love for you to save you from it. He’s beside you now, walking with you through it, knowing He can bring you out of it, because He’s been there before.

Yes, even those darkest places where you feel the most alone.
Yes, even those confusing, inexplicable moments of deepest pain.
Yes, even those unjust times you crave vindication for.
Yes to the moments where you have been abused, abandoned, accused, betrayed, broken, cheated on, cheated from, hurt, lied to, violated and wronged.

He walked it first.
He walks with you now.

Press into Him.
Child, draw near, for your tears He sees and fears He hears.

Difficult times come our way.
Oh Lord, in these seasons, we truly feel like clay.
Help us to know your hands {are guiding}
and to trust the process of walking dry lands {instead of hiding}.

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.:.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much Sarah! Love it... I'm a follower :)
    Exactly what I needed to hear today!