Are you feeling overwhelmed? Is this world and its constant troubles weighing heavy on your soul? This song by Rich Mullins, recorded live in 1992, came into my mind this morning. Once again, the thought of what is waiting for me in Heaven with my Heavenly Father and the Lord Jesus Christ covered me in warmth and comfort like the best of soft cuddly blankets.
“In this world, you will have trouble, but take heart! I have overcome the world.” – John 16:33
“Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” – Matthew 11:28-29
“Instead, they were longing for a better country- a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them.” – Hebrews 11:16
“But our citizenship is in Heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ.” – Philippians 3:20
Jesus answered, “I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.” ~John 10:28-30
How can it be? Jesus holds me tightly, will not and cannot let me go. I am safe, secure, and loved beyond measure. Good news; great news! Read some of John’s book in the Bible today….you’ll be glad. 🙂 Slainte, Lisa
Walking to the ocean, whipped by the wind and salt and mist. The closer you get, the more you feel the resistance and push of the wind. Crossing the top of the dune, you see the angry but beautiful waves. Covered with sea foam and white caps, with no discernable rhythm to the waves. Only sheer noise and crashing and power. God’s power. You hear Him again, telling you that He is in control, even of a seemingly uncontrollable ocean. You breathe deeply, the way you’re only able to at the ocean. The wind almost takes that breath away, but then you feel it. Relief and peace and clarity. This world is a gift from the One who loves you, but yet there is so much more than what you can see. He has made more, and you will be there with Him one day, and that deep breath will go on and on and on. Slainte, Lisa