Saturday, October 27, 2012

To Write Despite

So do not throw away 
this confident trust in the Lord. 
Remember the great reward it brings you! 
Patient endurance is what you need now, 
so that you will continue to do God’s will. 
Then you will receive all that He has promised.
Hebrews 10:35-36
This has been a challenging week.
As soon as I wrote about leaning into
the voice of the Lord, 
I could hear nothing.
It felt as the Lord had walked away.
Although I am sure this has happened before, 
I felt like this may be the time
I never sense His presence again. 
I have actually been anxious 
to be quiet before Him
because I have been afraid 
that I might not find Him.
The enemy's voice has been loud enough;
yes, I have definitely heard that voice.
It convinced me not to even think about writing.
And for almost a week, I listened.
I hadn't gone without writing 
longer than two days in over a year.
Even now, I write despite the lies that swirl.
My computer has frozen multiple times
and interruptions have been constant.
Today I am simply writing as an act of faith.
Lord, I trust You even when I cannot see.
Your love and mercy speak to me 
even when I cannot hear.
You have been so faithful to me
and this day is filled with Your love.
trust that your light will
shatter every dark thought.
There is great reward in trusting You.
And You are that great reward.

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