Thankfully since I have a relationship with HIM, I knew HE was speaking straight to my heart in letting me know that HE is wanting to get me to a place in my FAITH where it doesn't matter what is happening in my world, no matter what the circumstances of my life may be, that I in HIM, through HIM, with HIM I will always be able to choose and experience pure, true contentment.
HIS Daily Teachings today is teaching me the importance of being vs. feeling contentment. HE is wanting me to know that for far too long now I have based my ability to SEE HIS TRUE JOY in my life through my "feelings." HE is letting me know that it is of NO coincidence that HE capture my heart and attention two years ago after "Power Thoughts," to how to "Live Beyond Your Feelings."
HE is wanting me to know that is it even more imperative that I understand know that where I am at in my life's circumstances, no matter how I look at it, it's full of sorrow, sadness, and pain. HE is wanting me to know that even though my heart has been shattered, there is always HOPE in the promise of the cross, and the HOPE HE is talking about is the anchor for my soul. HE is wanting me to know and understand that HE knows how badly I am hurting, but HE is wanting me to get to a place where I can choose that no matter what happens, I can TRUST and know that HE is there, and HE will help me.
"We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure" Hebrews 6:19
HE is telling me that in order for me to understand what being content means, I have to first be reminded of HIS promises to me, of WHO HE is in my life, and when I remember WHO HE is, it won't matter what is happening, has happened or will happen. Today HE is taking me straight into HIS word to remind me once again, so that in when the waters rise, the storms rage, and the heartache begins, I will know that HE is there, HE is SOVEREIGN, HE is my REFUGE, HE is my SHELTER, HE is my SHIELD, HE is my SAVE HAVEN.
"The is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
Trust in him at all times, you people;
The eternal God is your , and underneath are the everlasting arms. He will drive out your enemies before you, saying, ‘Destroy them!" Deuteronomy 33:27
As for God, his way perfect: ’s word flawless; he s all who take refuge in him." 2 Samuel 22:31
"As for God, his way perfect: ’s word flawless; he s all who take refuge in him." Psalm 18-30
"The my strength and my ; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him." Psalm 28:7
"We wait in hope for ; he our help and our ." Psalm 33:20
Once again I am overwhelmed by how much HE loves me, and in knowing that if there is ever a time where I forget, all I have to do is study HIS word, soak in it, meditate on it, BELIEVE it, speak it, and live it, and I will be able to live with pure true contentment.
HE is wanting me to know and understand that my living with pure true contentment isn't just for me, but that HE is building a legacy through me for my generations to come to know that NO matter what may happen in this lifetime, HIS goodness, HIS mercy, HIS faithfulness, HIS love it endures it all, and is there now and forever more.
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28
"The is , a refuge in times trouble. He cares who trust in him" Nahum 1:7
In reading HIS word in Psalm 23 one thing that stands out to me is HIS reminder to me that HE is my SHEPHERD, and with HIM I lack NOTHING.
"The is my shepherd, I lack nothing." Psalm 23:1
This means that HE is my provider, my protector, HE won't let ANYTHING happen to me that HE won't turn into HIS good, and HIS glory in me and through me. Whether it's I lose in this life, lose my life, I will gain so much more than I could possibly imagine. What I mean is, so the enemy is, has, and will always be"trying" to take me out, but HE is SOVEREIGN, and because of my relationship with HIM, in knowing how much HE loves me, I don't have to fear what the enemy does to me, as I know in the END HE wins, DEATH will DIE, there will be NO more tears, no more heartache, and no more pain.