Life is like a fairy tale!
Did you read the sentence twice?
Unlike fairy tales, we don't have happy endings with every story nor life wrapped up nice and neat with a large bow.
Nevertheless, we do have the hope of a promise.
"Light arises in the darkness for the upright." Psalm 112:4
This has been a tough week. Last weekend, we had a wonderful time with our granddaughter and her boyfriend. For two whole days, we enjoyed games and movies and good food. Most of all, we laughed together and delighted in each other's company.
The minute they left for a three hour drive home, an intense loneliness moved in. My week went downhill from there. One disappointment upon another blanketed my soul with bleakness. I struggled between fighting despair or giving in to it.
Tension stretched my emotions taut and old wounds flared up within.
Can you build an altar to Me in the heart of your unmet desires?
As I read my daily scriptures, I heard this question.
Can you believe I am saying yes to you, when everything seems to be saying no?
My word for the year is yes. Not only saying yes to myself, but believing God is speaking yes over me.
Can I believe his yes when everyone and everything else is screaming NO?
"That hope is real and true, an anchor to steady our restless souls..." Hebrews 6 The Voice translation
The Message Bible tells me to "grab the promised hope with both hands and never let go."
The promised hope rests upon God's Words of blessing.
As I sat listening and praying, nothing changed in my world but the light of hope glimmered in the darkness.
In the light of hope, I could almost imagine Jesus standing over me, with the word "yes" flowing from his lips with love.
His YES is my hope.
I wait quietly upon His Word.
Can you build an altar by faith in the midst of your unmet hopes and dreams? Surrender is never easy and some days seems downright impossible. So I pray for help, for faith to let go and trust. I pray for rescue from the darkness. I pray for ears to hear his YES and a heart to believe.