In prayer one day, a few years ago, the Lord was giving me a story that I believe many can relate to and the time to publish it is now.
Once upon a time, there was a young child who loved the Lord so much. His presence was very real to her and she knew His love for her. Then one day an authority in the child’s life, said to this little one, that the Lord would punish her, even strike her with lightening, if she did not obey this authority. The little child became like a frightened little kitten, afraid to make a mistake, afraid the Lord would get mad and punish. The child became afraid of saying or doing anything wrong, and withdrew. The child’s confident bubbly personality became quiet and unsure. Yet her heart still loved her Lord.
But then, as the child grew older, the Lord filled this now grown-up child with His Spirit and she was changed from a frightened little kitten to a lioness, speaking God’s word with boldness and authority. Then as she was strong and confident in Him, a great loss came into her life and she was shaken to the core. She trusted the Lord with all her heart that He knew what was best and would take care of her, yet she still strived and worked until she was stressed out and exhausted.
Then this shell of a lioness cried out to the Lion of Judah and He roared and breathed His great breath upon her and renewed her strength. For they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings of eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31)
Precious ones, the Lord sees what you are going through. The scripture above this last one tells us that although we may grow faint and weary, the Lord does not. God understands what we are going through. He will carry you in His arms. His love for us is so much more than our human love can imagine. He wants you to know He loves you.
If you do not know the Lord, or want to renew your relationship with Him, say this prayer and mean it in your heart – He’s waiting for you with open arms.
Lord Jesus, I believe You are the Son of God, that You died on the cross for my sins. I ask You to forgive me of all my sins. Come into my heart, be my Lord and Savior and I will follow You all the days of my life. Thank You for giving me eternal life. Amen.
May the Lord bless you and keep you and give you His peace!
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