For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him.
By Gary Wilkerson
There is no worse blow to human desire than the experience of rejection. It tells us not to hope again. We may desire many good things—relationships, friendships, a spouse, a calling—but rather than face possible rejection again, we shut down desire. In reality, you can’t shut down one part of your heart and not expect other parts to be affected. If you choose to shut down pain, you also shut down the possibility of receiving love to heal that pain. Friend, our hope lies not in our past experience but in the future Jesus has prepared for us. “Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him” (Psalm 62:5).
When you face your trial, will you do it alone? Or will you open yourself to the love God has provided for you?
Stay in the fight, stay in community with him and find his abundant life filling you day after day. There may be enemies in the land to test you, but your Father has put power in you to conquer them all. He calls on you to summon forth that power for your healing and his glory. Amen.