Have You Ever Hurt So Deeply
Have you ever hurt so deeply that your heart felt like a barren place, a desert land...or your pain was so deep you believed no one could enter into it-it was a solitary place that you alone had to dwell?
God sees you and will help you when you feel these deep hurts, loneliness, pain and are void of joy.
Reading through Isaiah chapter 35, the entirety of this chapter is an overflowing love story from God straight to our hurting hearts. He calls us to strengthen one another, calling out to others who are struggling also to “Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you!” Isn’t that beautiful! God knows at times we each grow weary and faint (verse 3-4: “Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees.”)
And just like the desert that from all outward appearances seems dry, barren and devoid of the beauty that comes from “life” and “flowing streams,” God sees deep into our hearts when they become as the desert. His love story to us flows out of the pages of the Bible. He tells us that our wasteland will be transformed by His touch! “And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water:” (verse 7) “for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.” (Verse 6)
Take heart, for “weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. (Psalm 30:5) Trust beyond what you can see; your God desires to transform your barren desert! “The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.” (Isaiah 35:1)
If your in that time of dark pain now, cling tightly to Jesus who can turn your sorrow to gladness... “Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness...” (Psalm 30:11)
And...”Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.” But instead, watch as God “...will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.” (Isaiah 43:18-19)