Jun 1, 2023
"Dear Lord, thank you that you are Jehovah Shammah–"the Lord is there". (Ezekiel 48:35)
Dear Lord, thank you that you are Jehovah Shammah–"the Lord is there". (Ezekiel 48:35)
You showed up centuries ago in the least likely place the Jews expected You–in the place of their captivity and exile; You showed in Babylon!
Thank you, that You will show up in my place of bondage and oppression, too. You are always present and intimately involved in my earthly life, while preparing me for eternity with You. I can see the signs of Your presence being there in my preservation, endurance, and overcoming adversity.
The Lord is there is my greatest possible comfort! He is there in the ruins, in the pain, in the garbage, in the suffering, in the darkness and in hopelessness. He not only knows; He also feels my pain.
When I doubt–the Lord is there.
When I am overwhelmed with grief–the Lord is there.
When I break down–the Lord is there.
When I can't take it anymore–the Lord is there.
When I worry and fret- the Lord is there.
The Lord is there–knowing, feeling, holding, comforting, and working.
Lord, remind me always of this truth that brings the greatest possible comfort.
Remind me You are with me, knowing me and the problem in all intimate details and feeling my anguish and pain.
I am grateful that You are working on my behalf, sustaining and strengthening me until I see the light again.
Whatever happens, help me remember that You are with me.
Because the Lord is there, I may be "hard-pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed but not in despair; persecuted but not abandoned; struck down but not destroyed". (2 Corinthians 4:8-9)
I just need to stand and wait for You and Your perfect timing. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Hadassah Treu is an international Christian author, blogger, and poet, and the Encouraging Blogger Award Winner of 2020. She is passionate about encouraging people in their journey to faith and a deeper walk with God. Hadassah is a contributing author to several faith-based platforms and devotional and poetry anthologies. She has been featured on (In)courage, Living by Design Ministries, Thoughts About God, Today’s Christian Living (Turning Point), and other popular sites. You can connect with Hadassah at www.onthewaybg.com.