Dear Treasured Readers,
I posted this over a year ago, but I’ve discovered it’s as relevant today as it was yesterday. What do you think?
Yours in Him,
I wait in the shadows.
I know, Heavenly Father, that You are here. I am fully present: mind, body and soul. I want to draw near, I really do, but I think I will stay here in the shadows for a little while.
I feel unworthy.
Are you calling me there into the light? Sorry, Sir, I don’t think I can do that right now.
He knows why I want to stay in the shadows and gently reminds my worth isn’t in me, but Him. Awe, but I like the shadows – it’s comfortable here and safe.
Are you sure it’s okay to come out?
I step out slowly into the light, unsure of myself and unsteady on my feet.
His touch! Oh, my! It floods my soul, pierces my heart and refreshes my body. I have found real safety – discovered comfort in the God of all Comfort. His peace is welcome and pleasant. His love reaches every fiber of my being.
How could I have been so blind?
It was cold there in the shadows. How could I have trusted a lie for so many years? Nothing but shadows in Shadowlands.
It’s a lie to keep me low – a lie to keep me from You. Oh, Truth Bearer, thank You for the truth
Send me Your light and Your faithful care, let them lead me; let them bring me to Your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell. (Psalm 43:3 NIV)
I remain in the light because He is in the light: my Life Partner, my Love and my ever-present help in times of trouble. God is my daily Companion – the strength of my life and my portion forever.
In the shadows I never knew Him. In the Light, He is my all in all.
Whom have I in heaven but Thee? And besides Thee, I desire nothing on earth. (Psalm 73:25 NIV)