The Hurt is deep, the pain is real and the pilgrim with his head bowed low, struggles to stay upright, the path upon which he trods is rugged and ever so narrow. As he attempts to put one foot in front of the other, He hears something, it sounds like someone is calling him, he stops, he listens and then the most gentle of voices beckons him:
“Come my child, just come and bring me everything; the pain, the hurt you are carrying, is a burden and I long to bear it for you.”
●Cast your burden on the Lord , and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved● ~ Psalms 55:22
The pilgrim lifts his weary head and looks upward, straight into the face of the Father, who lovingly reaches out His hand and invites the weary pilgrim to come and with just a couple steps He is safe in the arms of the Father, who lavishes much Love upon the weary pilgrim’s spirit and body. Then once again the Father speaks:
“Child, I long to heal the hurt that you feel, I know you see ashes, but there is beauty that I am desiring to show you, but my child, will you trust me? In my Holy word I have said, what I start I will also bring to full completion. Will you Trust me with it all?”
The pilgrim begins to weep, He knows that He has tried to carry on in the journey on His own Strength, he’s tried to ease the hurt with carnal things, He looks to the Father now and nods, as the burden is passed over and suddenly the mountain looks very small, because now The Father is in control and His strength will sustain the Pilgrim in His continued Journey.
And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. ~ Philippians 1:6
My friend, you and I are the pilgrim. We have Hurts and Pain that is so very real, many things we don’t understand. Will we just listen to the Father’s Loving call and run to Him? The pain can be healed by the Loving Father’s touch, and out of the Ashes Beauty will Rise.
Where there is Pain, there is also a Healer that can heal, the most broken parts of our Spirit. Will you Trust Him?
Because of Him,