Through all deserts of lonely sadness… I trust in You. On the left, bank statements scream fear into my life, on the right, worries are grasping to get my attention… but I trust in You, my mighty Heavenly Father. I trust You. And so I wait for You.
The wounds and the scars of the past want to push me into hopeless despair… but You’re the One in Whom I hope.
Because I know –
Your abundance comes into my void.
Your joy comes into my sadness.
Your health comes into my illness.
Your hope comes into my hopelessness.
Your wealth comes into my lack.
You come into me. And You will never go away again. You never send me away.
For I know this, my Jesus, “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12; NIV)
I know You’re not deaf, You hear us. I know You’re there to help. I know that nothing and no one makes more sense than You, my glorious God.
Through all the deserts of sadness – I hold fast to You
And this is what You tell us — who hold fast to You, who are holding fast to you across the deserts of sadness, and across all the oceans of despair: “I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.” (Jesus in Revelation 3:8; NIV)
Through all the desperate oceans – I look at You
Yes, my mighty Jesus, I hold fast to Your Word and I do not deny You. And I know, faster than we think, more glorious than we can imagine (Ephesians 3:20), Your help comes. I do not know how many tears I will shed, but I know this: “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” (Revelation 21:4; NIV).
“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?” (God in Isaiah 43:18-19; NIV)
Do you not notice it?
No, still nothing.
Do you really not notice it?
Yes, a little.
See, My beloved child.