Always There and All There Is

How much do you love those moments when Scripture reaches out, grabs your heart and pulls you down body and soul right into its blessed Truth?!  I love it so much that I feel like I could jump and shout a little…and it’s 6:23 a.m. as I type.  Do you know what that is?

A big deal.

Here’s what I came back to today – Jesus.  He is all there is.  All I need.  All I want.  He is all.  And this life? I cannot understand it.  Cannot control it.  Cannot war against it.

But I can count on victory.  Because of Jesus.

Because of Jesus I can dream big and hurt big and love big and fail big.  Because of Him I can.

God’s promises throughout His word are numerous and plentiful.  Just in Isaiah 53-55 He pours out promises by the bucket full – like He’s got plenty more where that came from.  And just when your mind is a-rovin’ and your heart is a-dreamin’ of all the possibilities of things YOU could do and be…right in the middle of all those promises He throws in a sweet reminder:

“I don’t think the way you think.  The way you work isn’t the way I work.”  God’s Decree.  “For as the sky soars high above earth, so the way I work surpasses the way you work, and the way I think is beyond the way you think.  Just as rain and snow descend from the skies and don’t go back until they’ve watered the earth, doing their work of making things grown and blossom, producing seeds for farmers and food for the hungry, so will the words that come out of my mouth not come back empty-handed.  They’ll do the work I sent them to do, they’ll complete the assignment I gave them.”  Isaiah 55:8-11

These verses were a game changer for me three years ago.  They were the beginning of my choice to trust God regardless of whether or not I can understand what He is doing.  And even when you cannot feel Jesus for a year or two or more, He is always there.  Always all there is.  When you make the decision to, like Abraham, just believe God.  Nothing more, nothing less.  You find yourself set right with Him and living freely in a peace that cannot be expressed.

Sweet, sweet Jesus.  Do you know Him?

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    Stacey

    Oh Emily, what a beautiful place to be when you can say this! You can dream, trust, and know whatever …He is there and you really don't need anything else.

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