Sometimes everything seems just….gray. We feel trapped. Isolated. Lonely. Left out.
We feel hemmed in. Angry. Bitter. Hated.
We look out to the other side – thinking what’s better must be way over there.
Away from us.
Do you see the magic of the grace of Jesus around you today? Right where you are ~ do you see it? Or do you see the gray?
Do you know that even if things look ugly, murky, dark or cold, that He can change your view? Do you know that you are not alone?
He is here ~ right here with you. Fences don’t mean anything to Him. Neither does gray.
His light, His grace, His love, His mercy, His compassion, His power, His strength, His comfort, His peace, His might, His holiness ~ ALL of who He is cuts right through that ugly gray, that lonely place, that dark.
It changes everything, friends. He changes everything.
Bask in Him today, wherever you may be. Let Him cut through the gray and the fences and open up for you, the freedom you have in being His child.
You are His. No matter where you are, He is there.
He gets in the nooks and crannies. He cuts down the fences. He infiltrates gray with light and love.
Sometimes it hurts. But that hurt is so worth it all. Hurt is temporary. Salvation and living a life centered on Jesus is eternal.
He is so worth it.
Romans 8: 35-39 Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? (As the Scriptures say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.” No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.
And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Beautiful encouragement, Annie. Yes, nothing hedges Him in because He is Lord of all, He overcomes it all. And gray can be beautiful when bathed in the glorious light that His countenance shines; it becomes radiant and shines like rare jewels or sparkling like refined metal that has been forged. This refining is the work of HIs hands which shows that His proximity is so very near in all our fiery trial.
Thank you for the encouragement Anne :)!
You and me. Cutting through the gray together… With Him.