Revelation 21:4-7‘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.” He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, these words are trustworthy and true.” He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life. Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children.
In a world of difficult times, pain, and suffering all around us, we have hope. We have hope in the Lord and his promises. I was reading a favorite blog of mine, and it somewhat inspired this post. Please do check it out.
We know this time on earth is temporary. We know whatever we are experiencing that God is bigger and stronger and more powerful.
At church on Sunday, Pastor Nick (at East Hills Alliance Church) had us hold out our hands and lift up our burdens to God, and then feel God release them from us. To say the least, that was an emotional weekend for me. I attended a funeral on Saturday, and experienced a whole lot of emotion, and then found myself crying all weekend long! Church put me in that place again.
God has really been trying to get a hold of my heart. I have been doing the worst thing, keeping myself from my Father, and from being known by just about anyone. And I can't hold up the appearance anymore.
I'm broken. I've been running. I'm in pain. I'm lonely. And I miss perusing God. So enough is enough. 2011 will be the year I pursue my Lord and Savior in a strength that is not my own. Pray for those hurting in this difficult and painful world.
"Trying to do the Lord's work in your own strength is the most confusing, exhausting, and tedious of all work. But when you are filled with the Holy Spirit, then the ministry of Jesus just flows out of you."