Last night, I was patiently waiting for one of my girls to fall asleep who refuses to go to sleep without me cuddling with her. As I laid there the Lord took me into a memory of myself at her age. I heard this younger version of myself talking to God and singing songs. In those years, I dealt with a lot of torment from fear and darkness at night. Yet when I would talk to God and sing, the fear would leave. In those years, I never heard His voice but I was reminded of a time where I felt joy and peace and I felt His delight for me. The Father quietly spoke to me and said how much He loved hearing me talk to him and how much it delighted his heart. I look back and realize those were some of the hardest years in my life, yet God was doing a work beyond what I could see. He delights in us. I share this because I know that there are many of struggle to hear God’s voice or see Him. They sometimes feel lost under the sea of brokenness or fear. Yet He is still doing a mighty work and I want to encourage you not to give up. He is fighting for you and loves you so.
“but He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you [My loving kindness and My mercy are more than enough–always available–regardless of the situation]; for [My] power is being perfected [and is completed and shows itself most effectively] in [your] weakness.” Therefore, I will all the more gladly boast in my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ [may completely enfold me and] may dwell in me.”
2 CORINTHIANS 12:9 AMP