The Whole Truth

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“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
       and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”
Psalm 34:18

During seasons of pain, trials, or indefinite seasons of waiting, it’s easy for me to focus merely on the facts and forget what is True.

The facts might be that my heart is hurting, things aren’t working out how I planned, I don’t see God, or God seems silent.

But no matter how grave the situation might be, the truth is always that God is good, God loves us, God has a plan, and God is near.

The Truth doesn’t mean we won’t face pain and trials, but it does mean that we will not be abandoned.

This morning I read Oswald Chambers and he talks experiencing joy in despair and being raised up by the mighty, majestic hand of God.  A touch where “you know it is the right hand of Jesus Christ.  You know it is not the hand of restraint, correction, nor chastisement, but the right hand of the Everlasting Father.  Whenever His hand is laid upon you, it give inexpressible peace and comfort, and the sense that “underneath are the everlasting arms” (Deuteronomy 33:27), full of support, provision, comfort, and strength.  And once His touch comes, nothing at all can throw you into fear again.”  

Today, I’m in need of that touch.  I long for the peace, comfort, support, provision, and strength that can only be found in the everlasting arms of my God.

The facts might be muddled, confusing, and hurtful, but the Truth is that God is near and He hears us.

“The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them;
       he delivers them from all their troubles.” 
Psalm 34:17