“Come, let us return to the Lord;
for he has torn us, that he may heal us;
he has struck us down, and he will bind us up.
Let us know; let us press on to know the Lord;
his going out is sure as the dawn;
he will come to us as the showers,
as the spring rains that water the earth”
Life has put filters on my faith. They blind my eyes and cause me to be uncertain about how I see things. My heart leaps when it hears the voice of its Maker but is quickly hesitant to take Him at His word.
I think this has been the biggest tension point for me; I want to trust God fully because it’s the purest worship I could give Him. But, I can’t. I can’t really take Him at His word because… what if?
Disappointment (unmet expectations) tells us that it’s safer to stay in the shadows of brokenness because hope is a risk and what if? And once I turn onto “what if avenue” I stay there for a long time. My little pit of brokenness doesn’t even look crappy any more because I’ve got up picture frames and flowers and made it home.
Yes, it’s good to sit in your season of brokenness and process. But, at some point you and I have to make the choice to get up and go.
I’m obsessed with this passage in Hosea, what a sweet picture of His mercy and tenderness. Surely, he will bind us up. But there is an action required of us – we must press on.
Take the risk. Choose today to say yes. Say yes to the fact that the righteous will never be forsaken. Agree with the fact that He is not man that he should lie & that His word your life reigns.
Yup, questions remain but there’s a lot more truth about who God is then questions about why something didn’t go as planned. So instead of wrestling with these questions any longer I’m gonna rest in what I know is true.
Let His word wrap itself around your bones and let salvation resonate in your heart. Eat the maple bacon donut, buy a new lip gloss, and while you’re add it pick up some pudding snack packs. But, choose to say yes and get out of that pit!