Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Come To Me

When you are hurting,                                          COME TO ME and
I will bind your wounds.
When you need to assured,
I will give you My embrace.
When you can no longer go on,
I will carry you.
When you need comfort,
I will wipe your tears.
When you are uncertain
of my Love, COME TO ME
and I will speak
my heart to you.
Always remember that
in your need
you are coming to the One
who came for you.

By: Roy Lessin

This is a poem that I saw hanging in my inlaws office at their house several months ago but I never really paid attention to it.  Then several weeks ago I was checking my email and I looked to my right and I could see the picture of Jesus holding a  baby lamb.  I was so moved and I thought to myself "Wow, I am that baby lamb!"  I have never crawled in Jesus's arms so much in the past 2 years. 

This poem also reminded me of our son's Andy and Lincoln.  There is not a day that goes by that Charlie and I don't hear the words from our boys "Hold me Mommy or Hold me Daddy."  Of course we drop whatever it is that we are doing and we hold our precious babies.  I just soak up the way they look at me and the way they are so dependent on me.  This is how I started feeling when I would cry out to Jesus, "Hold me."  There have been so many times that I run and jump into God's word and it feels as if I am being craddled in the loving arms of my Redeemer, my Saviour, my Heavenly Father. 

Come to me when you are hurting:  Are you hurting or have you been hurt by someone you love?  I have been on both sides of this question.  In my past I have said hurtful things to people that I wish I could take back, but the damage is done.  I have also been the one who has experienced the hurtful words or actions from someone.  At times like these I would have anger, frustration and even wish bad on those I hurt or who hurt me.  How silly and immature.  I think about these times and I am so ashamed of myself the way I reacted.  I have been shown unconditional love by Jesus over and over and over again yet I didn't want to show this kind of love to others.  Then convictions came.  God really worked on me and my heart with this scripture:   Mark 11:25  "And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him and let it drop, in order that your Father Who is in heaven may also forgive you your failings and shortcomings and let them drop."

When you need to be assured come to me and I will give you embrace:  I am doing this as I write today.  I  have been second guessing myself and if this blog was something that God had really laid on my heart.  I have turned to Charlie over and over and told him "I don't know what to say.  Can you help me?"  Charlie would encourage me to just start writing about what God has done in me.  He also would tell me to pray and ask God what it is that He wants me to share.  Again this is the scripture he gave me about being assured in Him:  Isaiah 49: 14-16 "I will never forget you.  See, upon the palms of my hands I have written you name."  Wow, God was not literally sitting in front of me saying "Lacy, this is what I want from you."  He was speaking to me through His word.  I encourage you pick your Bible up and read.  He will reveal Himself in a mighty way.

When you can no longer go on, come to me and I will carry you:  I have had this feeling so many times of "I cant go on, or I can't do this anymore."  In my past I would just give up and want to roll around in my self pitty.  I remeber thinking "What did I do wrong?  Why is this happen to me?  Is God mad at me?"  I was so focused on "Me"  that I was blind.  I couldn't see that God wants to use my hurts or tiredness for His Glory if I allowed Him too.  Again once I started searching scripture God opened my eyes to:  2 Corinthians 9:8, we're told, "And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work."  I learned that God is able to make all things right.  No matter how hopeless I feel somtimes I know that God can take my situation and turn it into Grace.

When you need comfort, come to me and I will wipe away your tears:  I need comfort on a daily basis in this world.  We are Satan's playground and he loves nothing more than to make me and you feel insecure about ourselves or the good things that are happen in our lives.  I shared this in one of my other blogs and Charlie had this scripture engraved on my Bible cover so that I see it on a daily basis.  I lean on this one:  Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, they are plans for good, not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope."

When you are uncertain of My love, come to me and I will speak My heart to you:  Have you ever felt like God didn't love you or that you were so far gone that God wouldn't want a sinner like you?  I shared in a past blog about some choices I had made several years ago that were not healthy for me or my family.  I began to slip away from God and His plans for my life.  I was so focused on Lacy and what made me "happy"  that I was losing sight of God and His purpose.  I was quickly being devoured by Satan's lies "God doesn't love you.  How could he?"  I began to panic and I was so scared but once again I opend my Bible and 1 John 4:8 "...God is Love." and John 3:16  "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." 

My prayer for each who read this blog is for you to run into your Heavenly Father's arms.  He loves you yesterday, today and forever!  Praise Him!

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