Journal Entry ~ 02/16/19

18 The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. 
19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him out of them all.  - Psalm 34:18-19

At our greatest time of need, when we feel the most alone, our Father God is the closest to us. When our hearts are broken in pieces, He is so very near to bring comfort and healing. We may not always feel His presence during these difficult times, but He is with us nonetheless. 

There was a time I wasn't even sure how to feel His presence. I didn't understand how to feel close to something that didn't seem to be tangible. There were those times where I felt His presence - sitting in church on Sunday's, at moments in my marriage once my husband was a believer, when I served Him, in fellowship with another believer, but intentionally finding His comfort when I needed Him wasn't something I understood how to do. I didn't know how to "be still" with Him. 

It wasn't until I was challenged to get into His Word every day that I finally understood how to go after His presence and find it. His Word needs to be open in our laps every single day. If it's not, there are times you are not going to find Him when you need Him. It's as simple as that. You can go to church every week, meet up with a small group, even think about Him and pray throughout the day, but if you don't get into His Word - on your own - consistently, every single day, you are missing out on the true gift of comfort He offers you. 

He wants to be with you, and He wants to comfort you, He wants to heal your broken heart, He wants to refresh your crushed spirit. With a tenderness that can only come from the Father, He wants to love us back to life and wholeness.  Choose to allow Him the healing power over your heart. 

Press on ~ you are loved 💗


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