"Bless the Lord, O my Soul: and all that is within me bless His holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; Who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; Who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's."
Psalm 103: 1-5, King James Version
"God's Ultimate Healing"
This I Know
"The wound: flesh or spirit deep
The choice; to quit or keep on
The way: accept or let go
The promise: to heal and grow."
Arlene Gay Levine
Do I trust God to provide His healing in my life - physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually?
"Everything that (we) lean upon but God, will be a dart that will certainly pierce (our) heart through and through. (She) who leans only upon Christ, lives the highest, choicest, safest, and sweetest life."
"Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way."
Native American Saying
Yesterday, we looked at the way when we are physically and emotionally burned-out that God renews us. Just as our bodies heal, God also provides Heavenly balm for our burned-out emotions. He invites us to reach out to Him. He encourages us to reach out as He will lift us up.
When in times of despair, God also gives us His "still small voice." He offers our confused minds the peace and stillness of His quiet presence.
I love these words penned by Susan Muto because they describe so well the healing solace we find, just as Elijah did, when we choose to spend time alone in the presence of our heavenly Father:
"Alone and in silence, I present the whole of my being to God. To say; "Here I am," is to place at his disposal the unique creation he has made. It is to give him this body, with its weaknesses and strengths; this mind, with its confusion and clarity; this heart, with its hardness and pliability. To say, "Here I am," is to offer him the talents he has entrusted to me, using them to their fullest potential. It is to follow him wherever he leads, to stand ready in all situations to be his servant. To ready myself for such a commitment I have to become accustomed to frequent occasions when I stand peacefully and quietly before the Lord - alone and at the same time at one with him. In this aloneness I try gently to quiet the many voices that besiege me in the pressures of daily life in order to listen to his voice in the depths of my being. Outer silence may be sought to foster inner stillness, but it is not necessary. The closer I grow to God, the more I am able to be with him in all circumstances. Whenever he calls I am able to say: "Here I am."
Today as you think about how God can provide the "cure" for burned-out areas of your life that are causing you pain, sorrow, and hardships, I hope you will reflect on the words of this poem written by Edwina Gately:
"I give to you Holy One,
my tiredness when
the day is done.
I give to you my anxious fears,
the pent-up heart
that holds back tears.
I give to you, Living One,
things left undone,
calls not answered,
memos piled high
my sense of failure,
my stifled cry.
Oh, I give to You,
my life's little pieces,
my broken song.
I give to You, God of all grace,
this broken pot,
this empty space."
"God of life, there are days when the burdens we carry chafe our shoulders and wear us down; when the road seems dreary and endless, the skies gray and threatening; when our lives have no music in them and our hearts are lonely, and our souls have lost their courage. Flood the path with light, we beseech you; turn our eyes to where the skies are full of promise."
Dorothy Valcàrcel, Author
When A Woman Meets Jesus
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