Just As You Are

My heart is heavy on this rainy morning.

From the earliest moments of this day, I began getting both emails and phone calls from dear friends and family who were at the end of their ropes, feeling totally overwhelmed and assaulted by life.

It is my honor and privilege to stand in the gap for these dear ones. My heart cries out to the Savior for deliverance for them…the same Savior who boldly and truthfully stated that He had come “to announce release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to send forth as delivered those who are oppressed, downtrodden, bruised, crushed, and broken down by calamity. ” (Luke 4:18, Amplified version). 

 I may feel and be helpless to do anything for them, but I go boldly to the One who is all-powerful and tender-hearted toward every soul that calls on Him in the midst of deep pain.

God’s Word tells me plainly that I am not just talking to air. I am entering the very Throne Room of the entire universe where my great and mighty God sits forever on His majestic throne, able, willing and mighty to save.

He hears our prayers and He records every single one of our tears.

The  Lord is close to the broken-hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. –Ps. 34:18

I just heard this song by Travis Cottrell and I wanted to share the beautiful lyrics:

“I come broken… to be mended
I come wounded… to be healed
I come desperate… to be rescued
I come empty… to be filled
I come guilty… to be pardoned by the blood of Christ the Lamb
And I’m welcomed with open arms
Praise God…just as I am.”

If you are hurting today, come as you are to the only One who can set you free.

Come to Him in all your pain and let Him take it.

You are not alone.

You are seen.

You are heard.

You are deeply and eternally loved.

You are not in a hopeless situation.

There has been a resurrection!!!! You have a God that can redeem and restore anything! Jesus has come to make all things new. Nothing is impossible with Him!

“I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, ‘Fear not, I am the One who helps you.'” –Isaiah 41:13

A bruised reed He will not break, and a faintly burning wick He will not quench. –Isaiah 42:3

Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through the fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior…you are precious in My eyes and honored and I love you. –Isaiah 43:1-4

Come to Him just as you are this day and find healing for your soul.


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