The Perfect Hug
Written by: Buife
Have you ever been there? Yes, there. Where your world ceases to move...in any direction. It's like you're stuck in this time machine with everything moving so fast, and yet, at the same, does seem all
Those times you want to scream. 'Maybe, just maybe, the sound of my voice will travel the distance that I can't seem to go'. Those times are irritating. They are frustrating and as much as you'd like to keep
your faith, the pressure just gets overwhelming that you can't keep up.
Those are the times you want to 'help yourself'--I know...from experience. Those are the times you want to diss everything you've believed in, into the waste-bin because that's what they've become--a
waste. A waste of time. A waste of life.
You know, like why should life do me like it does the one who doesn't believe...in God, who doesn't believe in Jesus Christ? Just why am I supposed to keep up with this?
Those times are the times you want to lay it all down, not to Christ, but just so you could pick up the 'old you'. Just so you could blame yourself and life for being unfair to you.
Again, I know...from experience.
But that too doesn't get things moving. Infact, you are trapped even more! And that's when you lose it--like really lose it.
I thought, "why was I made? - to suffer?"
It wasn't long till I got it.
The. Perfect. Hug.
I had tossed it all away, the things my faith was based on. I had tossed it all away, the basics of Christian faith I was taught when I underwent 'follow-up' to salvation. I had. But, He didn't toss me away. It was like Paul affirmed,
Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: - Philippians 1:6, KJV.
If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. - John 8:36, KJV.
Though I could no longer keep up with it, though I lacked the strength to continue with the rise and falls...well, mostly falls, God wasn't through with me. If anything, He was yet to begin. Therefore, He
wasn't gonna let go...of me.
He reached out and grabbed me and held me in that warm, perfect embrace. I pleaded that He let me go because it is what it is...I just can't keep up; I just can't hold on. And that's when He said,
"You won't have to. You've never had to. I, and only I, will hold you".
And He's been faithful to that. Because after 2 years, I'm still here--standing, enveloped in this Perfect. Love. Interwined. Hug.
I ask again.
Have you been there? Are you currently there? Has your world ceased to make sense? Are you struggling to hold on to God?
If you are, can I let you in on a little...no, great...secret?
The right hand of the Lord is exalted: the right hand of the Lord doeth valiantly. I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord. The Lord hath chastened me sore: but He hath not given me over unto death. - Psalm 118:16-18, KJV.
To Him that smote Egypt in their firstborn: for His mercy endureth for ever: And brought out Israel from among them: for His mercy endureth for ever: With a strong hand, and with a stretched out arm: for His
mercy endureth for ever. - Psalm 136:10-12, KJV.
It doesn't matter from whence the overwhelming paralysis seem to be coming from, the Lord can deliver as well as keep you from it all. Yes, Daniel was thrown into the lion's den, but the lion didn't eat
him. Yes, Jesus was crucified and died, but today, He sits at the right hand of God in heaven.
Our strength can't cut through it all but God's strength can. Rest in Him. Rest in that perfect embrace.
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