You shall preserve me from trouble;
You shall surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah
Come and fill me
with all You are.
This is my prayer.
Just come Lord
fill me up
with the praises
of Your song.
And let my spirit
overflow with the
filling of Your love.
all is hollow
all is empty
©3 February 2019
Where do you go when you feel empty? Who do you run to when you feel alone?
Oh that I would remember to run to Jesus when I feel so displaced and downhearted. Even when I don’t know why I feel these emotions — when I don’t understand who I am or what I’m doing here — if I would only focus my eyes on You instead of on all that is causing confusion and loneliness.
The last few months have been busy and hard. My mind overflows with all the things I want to do, all the things I could’ve done, all the things that … well, you get the picture.
But I seem to forget very easily that I have the Lord on my side. I forget that He is waiting for me to run to Him. To give Him my every care.
Even in the midst of finding out great news this week, news so praiseworthy it defied the praise from my lips, I still felt the burdens press down on me bit by bit.
I tried to sing it away. I tried to medicate it away (because migraines just keep coming), and I tried to ignore it all. But the mind has a way of not letting go and what the mind settles on, so does the heart.
It’s awful when Jesus is the last person you try instead of the first person. If I had asked Him for help sooner, I might have felt better a lot faster. Yet, His patience knows no end. He’s ready and willing to run to us and help as soon as we call.
Where do you hide your heart? Do you hide it in the treasures of the earth, or in the promises of Jesus?
Today I just want Jesus to come and fill me to the brim with Him. His presence. His goodness. His love. His joy. His peace.
Because when we hide in Him, we are surrounded with all the things we can’t get from this world. We are delivered from our enemies and from the things that haunt our souls. We are kept safe underneath His wings.
From My Heart to Yours,
Thanks to Pixabay for the use of their pictures.