Last night I had a very frightening dream, and woke up with this verse flooding my mind. “Come, let us return to the LORD, for HE has torn us to pieces,
but He will heal us. HE has injured us, but HE will bind up our wounds.”
Years ago I committed this verse to memory, so last night it soothed my soul. I know I have taken it out of context (read the next 5 verses and you will see for yourself), but it seems to speak especially to me. Not that I am blaming …my Father GOD for the latest happenings… truly… when someone at church this morning (a teen) asked me why I thought GOD was allowing so many significant illnesses in members of my family, the thought came to me…”Why not us?”
We are not above it, or so different that the LORD cannot teach us in HIS way. This verse, to me, is more of a calling to Repentance for me, as well as to all those who have gone astray (Isaiah 53:6). We must hold on to hope until the end, which is not easy when we have no idea when the end will come or how things will turn out.
I do know this… I know GOD. I have total confidence in HIM. Jesus prayed, “This is eternal life, that they may know YOU…” (John 17:3). Please pray for my family, for my brother Joe, and for me, that we will face what we must face with an unwavering FAITH. I know GOD is disciplining us to place us into HIS central place of power, where HE will be glorified. And I will praise HIM today for this.
I pray for health, strength, and meaning for all of us in this journey we walk. There are so many places in this world still untouched by the life of Christ. Pray that something will break through for all of us.