When your burdens feel to heavy to bare or sorrow fills your soul.
When depression comes near.
When the pain in your heart becomes to heavy or your mind is filled with your fears.
Run to the presence of the Lord where there is fullness of joy.
We were created to walk with God.
Sin seperated us from him but it is in drawing near to him that we are restored.
Healing and restoration are found in the fullness of God’s presence.
Without God we can never fully be whole.
Without God we cannot be holy.
Who is God to us?
He is a good father who seeks to love on his children.
He is the mother who when their child is crying swaddles it and rocks it slowly until it finds rest.
He is the friend who stays near and bares our burdens when we are troubled.
He is the bringer of all things.
He is the one that allows the bad to come but it is never to turn us away from him.
Our affliction brings us near to the Lord.
The bible tells us that many are the afflictions of the righteous but the Lord delivers them from them all.
When you are afflicted run towards God do not run away.
Stay close to him who is always near.
Key bible verses to meditate on:
“You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”
Psalms 16:11 NKJV
“Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the LORD delivers him out of them all.”
Psalms 34:19 NKJV
“For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; Weeping may endure for a night, But joy comes in the morning.”
Psalms 30:5 NKJV
“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.”
Psalms 23:4 NKJV
“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the LORD Forever.”
Psalms 23:6 NKJV
““Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the LORD, “Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They shall be as wool. If you are willing and obedient, You shall eat the good of the land;”
Isaiah 1:18-19 NKJV
“For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem; You shall weep no more. He will be very gracious to you at the sound of your cry; When He hears it, He will answer you. And though the Lord gives you The bread of adversity and the water of affliction, Yet your teachers will not be moved into a corner anymore, But your eyes shall see your teachers.”
Isaiah 30:19-20 NKJV
“Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!”
Psalms 34:8 NKJV
“But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.”
Isaiah 40:31 NKJV