The Weary and Worn
I truly don't care how many sisters I encountered that are broken,
weary, and worn --- my message will always remain the same --- He is
able! Do you hear me today? HE IS ABLE!
My hand shortened at all, that it cannot redeem? or have I no power to
deliver? Behold, at My rebuke I dry up the sea, I make the rivers a
The most difficult thing in life is to submit to
the trials that come our way with the knowledge they are molding tools.
Many do not know my testimony, but they will in time to come. I have
been through extreme trials, one after another, my entire life
beginning with difficult birth defects. I say this so you will know I
speak not from a lofty place, but from a personal walk through deep
Our walk rests on Father as He transforms us, the
broken, into His beloved redeemed. The Word says what HE begins, HE
will be faithful to complete and that no man comes to Him, but that the
Spirit draws him. When we gather this understanding deep into our
hearts, we can then walk through uncontrollable situations with both
power and compassion towards ourselves and for those around us. Father
is more than able to cover and to keep that which belongs to Him as He
takes us through the transformation process.
I will never be
able to fully thank Him for not leaving me in my broken state. The
refining and mending process was painful, but the pain gave birth to
fruit; fruit for others to pick from, to eat, and to become refreshed
"But He knows the way I take; When He has tried me, I shall come forth as gold." Job 23:10
on to Him with whatever strength you can muster in the knowledge that
"those who trust in the Lord will find NEW strength." I can guarantee
you that HE holds on to you with far greater strength and ability than
you can begin to fathom! Let Him take hold of you with His strength.
leave you with a visual picture today. I heard a teaching one time long
ago that illumined "His hold" on us. The original words actually paint
a picture not of a hand-in-hand hold -- but that of His mighty hand
around our forearm with much strength. You see regardless of if you
take hold of His forearm or not -- He has yours! If it was hand-in-hand
depiction-- much would depend on our hand to take hold of His hand. But
the Lord did not leave our safety and wholeness to us. (I am just about
at shouting mode typing this!) HE HOLDS us regardless
of our ability to hold onto Him back. For those of you out there beyond
weary, you can greatly rejoice over this! I know. I well recall dark
days not even having the strength to get out of the bed, much less hang
on to Him, but He showed me He had me regardless! PRAISE HIM! PRAISE HIM!
you see why I love Him so? I want you to learn how to draw off Him in
full measure, in full awareness of His love and promise to you! You can
walk through anything if you fully understand who He is in your life.
Let HIM show you today! Stop the self-reliance. Stop the
white-knuckling. HE HAS YOU! HE HAS YOU!
I love you so much! And
I delight to share your journey with you -- tears and all. He has taken
me on a life long journey of redeeming my brokenness - right down to
the physical -- and transformed me. It is my desire to walk the valleys
with my siblings as He leads us to the mountain top. I cover you in
prayer today, my precious siblings!
I look forward to meeting
many of you in the days to come face to face, but I greatly rejoice
that those I don't meet here, I have eternity to spend with you
rejoicing in what Father has done in our lives!
Give HIM alone all the praise and adoration!
I am first and foremost a daughter of the Most High. He has blessed me
with three maturing children, ages 12 years old through 7 years old,
and a Christian husband who is my best friend. I spend my days home
schooling my children, tending the 'home front', exploring God's Word,
and lifting up my fellow sisters in Christ.
I have a tremendous appetite for the Lord's Word and a desire to know
Him to deep depths. As for my fellow sisters in the Lord, I have a
passion to see them walking out their destinies in Christ. In all
things, Give Him Praise!
You can visit Deborah at www.joyinthemorning.com.