Thursday, August 25, 2016

"So shall my word be that comes from my mouth; it shall not return to me void, but it will accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it."     [Isaiah 55:11]

I love hydrangeas. I have at least a dozen bushes in my yard. They are the greenish -white flowers in this picture I took while in Andersonville. I try to put as many in my yard as possible, but about two years ago, someone trimmed the bushes, and they haven't flowered since. Who knew you weren't supposed to to do that?

We are so similar to these bushes. We can be cut, trimmed and bruised by people, being harsh and unkind. We don't have the abundant harvest of blooms that God intended. But, His word promises us that it is sent forth, and it will accomplish that for which He sent it. It will accomplish peace and grace for our lives. It will give us what He calls, that peace that passes all understanding, even when the road is rough. Press in and hold on to the truth of God's word because He will never give up on you. He doesn't have the word quit in His vocabulary! He doesn't know how to turn away from those who follow. He's a GOOD, GOOD Father, no matter what.

Maybe you have a crisis right now in your family, or personal life, He is more than enough to fill you and keep you. Call upon the Name of the Lord and He will sustain you. Cry out with all your heart, that means you may not even have the words to express your need, but He knows it. Turn your eyes upon Jesus, Look full into His wonderful face, and the things of earth will grow strangely dim, in the light of His glory and grace.

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