“For thus says the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel: “In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and confidence shall be your strength.” (Isaiah 30:15)
My friend, I have been thinking about how to write about this place I have been, that I pushed myself into over the past few weeks. How to tell you about this place of hopelessness where the darkness takes over by stealing the light bit by bit — because you allow it to. You see, my friend, I was walking through a path of exhaustion and pushing myself beyond my limits, time and time again as the work never seemed to end or decrease. As it turns out, I cannot handle working 55 hours every week without eating or sleeping properly. Even more so, without stopping to rest in Him.
The thing is, there are no words here right now. Nothing worth telling about the darkness of my heart, of the bits of this world that have been overwhelming me these weeks. What is worth sharing, though, are these words that restored the light into the midst of my darkness — these words on my heart, to encourage and to comfort.
“Please, look to Me, My beloved child. Look to Me.
Come back to Me, now, My child. I am right here, here by your side. Just look to Me, and all will be well, My child. Trust Me, trust Me to handle everything for you. I will do just that. I will take care of you. Trust Me to be there for you and with you — and you will see how everything will fall into place and you shall succeed. And it’s not about whether you succeed or not, My child. It’s about listening to My voice that will guide you. I will tell you what to do, My child. You just need to obey and trust that I only want the best for you in everything.
I love you, My dear child. Never doubt that. Now go, and be blessed.”
“He will be very gracious to you at the sound of your cry; when He hears it, He will answer you.” (Isaiah 30:19b)
So know this, beloved: He loves you more than you could know. He loves you more than you could ever have dreamed of, and His love will never let go of you.