Then your salvation will come like the dawn,
and your wounds will quickly heal.
Your godliness will lead you forward,
and the glory of the Lord will protect you from behind.
-Isaiah 58:8 (NLT)
Are you in the darkest of nights? Are you asking if healing will ever come? Maybe you are waiting for a physical healing that you are trusting God for and He just doesn’t seem to hear you. Maybe like myself your wounds are not seen, they are hidden deep within you and they effect exactly who you are and what you stand for. In the dark of night, the thoughts creep in. The ones that say “You deserve this” or “You are not only not enough, you never will be”. When I am tired, worn and weary from the battle; I can lose my perspective and let these thoughts in and entertain them for a while. These little foxes will ruin your life. These lies and deceptions of the enemy are just set against destroying you.
Can I tell you the best news? Morning is coming. Salvation is about to break forth. Light always dispels darkness. We will be healed, fully and completely. Righteousness will go before us. The glory of the Lord will be our rear guard. We are surrounded and loved. Dawn always comes, mercies are new everyday, and God has already overcome evil. God is on the night shift, we can rest in His perfect peace knowing that He always has our backs.
In the night, I cry out to the Lord, like David. I ask Him where is the good? Where is the hope? And I am quieted in His loving reminders that He does indeed work all things for good, He has a hope filled and prosperous future ahead of me, we will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living and most of all, JOY comes in the morning and Morning IS Coming. This is not where my story ends, this is just the beginning of seeing the Lord fight our battles and I have the best seat in the house to witness the Glory of the Lord at work.
For this entry, I raided my stash and found this printable from the Print and Pray shop over at Illustrated Faith. It is at least a year old, and no idea what set it came from. (sorry!) I used my favorite homespun alphabet in black eyed pea and then splattered some of my favorite water colors all over the page. Sometimes, simple is best!