Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away…. (Matt 24:35).
Life can be difficult and challenging can’t it? Things happen, our circumstances change and life doesn’t go as planned. Each day shifts and changes like the sand on the seashore, but there is always one thing that will remain. That is the life-sustaining and life-giving word of God. Truly, it is the life our human hearts need to be satisfied when life falls apart. We cannot hope for a better tomorrow if we do not know the one who holds today. To know Him is to be grounded in His love for us and to drink thirstily of His love letter written to us.
Have you ever received a love letter? If you have you’ve probably read it multiple times, unable to put it down because that letter offers you something of value, because it tells you that you are someone of value. It’s easy to get distracted by change, hardship and loss. We start to think that maybe God doesn’t value us that much because instead of viewing Him through His love letter written to us, we start to see Him through our circumstances.
I’m sure as Joseph sat in prison he had moments where he wanted to be angry with God. I’ve had those moments too, but I’ve made a practice of grounding myself in the word of God, so that even when things go awry, I have a anchor that my life is built upon. I have true, lasting joy in my heart. I have Jesus and truly, that is enough.
If you feel yourself wanting to give up and give way to anger, unbelief and bitterness, immerse yourself into the word of God. Truly, it is the only thing that can set your heart and mind back on a path that is pursuing peace. Without it, surely, we will always fall back into our old patterns of unhealthy behavior.
Lord, I want to be like you. I want to be so immersed in your word that it springs forth from my mouth and into my heart. Yes Lord, let it be so. Change and grow me according to your love. Guide me by the words of your power, I pray, in Jesus name, Amen.