My friend has been hurting after multiple miscarriages and negative doctor reports. She is physically, emotionally, and spiritually in pain. She has lost hope as she slowly feels herself sink beneath her anguish and the waves of despair crash over her, pulling her under. Her faith is weakening and she is struggling to see the goodness of the Lord. She searches to hear His voice, but feels forsaken. She longs for His touch, but feels nothing.
My heart has been heavy for her and while praying today, the Lord began to speak to me on her behalf; but as I heard Him, I began to run it through my own filter and question what I was hearing. However, I then heard him say, “Just write,” and once I put my pen to paper and ignored my own thoughts, I could barely keep up. The words were so beautiful and His compassion for the broken evident. Then out of nowhere, in my messy handwriting and panic to not miss a single word, my pen just stopped and it was over. He was done. I sent the message to her and she has asked that I share it with you in hope that His words could touch many more who are feeling the same. So here it is…this is what He had to say–completely unedited and exactly as I heard it…
The poor and needy search for water, but there is none; their tongues are parched with thirst. But I the Lord will answer them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them. I will make rivers flow on barren heights, and springs within the valleys. I will turn the desert into pools of water and the parched ground into springs. ~Isaiah 41:17-18
My beautiful daughter, please don’t roll your eyes while quietly saying to yourself, “oh that is a nice verse, but not for me.” This is my word–I’m giving you my word. You search day after day for a sign from me and you long to hear from me, yet here I am. I am right here in the Bible you have allowed to sit idly on your table. Within each page you will find My word that comes alive and my voice that speaks to you. Please don’t neglect it. Please don’t run away from it because it is truth. It has the power to change the course of your life. It is medicine and life to all those who find it and believe in it (Proverbs 4:20-22). Just like medicine on earth can take time to heal, so can My word. Sometimes doctors will “up” the dosage to bring healing, I am asking you to “up” your dosage of Me and My word.
Do not let the floodwater’s engulf me or the depths swallow me up or the pit close its mouth over me. Answer me, O Lord; in your great mercy turn to me. Do not hide your face from your servant; answer me quickly, for I am in trouble. Come near and rescue me…” ~Psalm 69: 15-18
Rise early each morning and meet quietly with Me (Psalm 119:147). Trust in Me as you pour out your heart, for I am your safe dwelling place (Psalm 62:8) Bring me all of your hurts, worries, fears and hesitations. I wait desperately for you to tell them all to me. I already know about them, but I need to hear them from you. Don’t be scared or ashamed because there is nothing you can do or say that will make me turn my face or love you any less. Therefore, don’t hold back! Bring me everything because I can’t heal your broken heart and we can’t break down the wall you have built until you do.
Save me, O God, for the waters have come up to my neck. I sink in the miry depths, where there is no foothold. I have come into the deep waters; the floods engulf me. I am worn out calling for help; my throat is parched. My eyes fail looking for my God. ~Psalm 69:1-3
You often cry out, “Don’t you see me suffering?!” And the answer is yes. I see the waters coming up to your neck, but know I won’t let them engulf you. I have seen your troubles and though I have allowed them, know that I will restore your life again (Romans 8:28). From the depths of the earth, I will bring you up. I promise.
Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter, you will restore my life again; from the depths of the earth you will again bring me up. You will increase my honor and comfort me once again. ~Psalm 71:20
Psst…could you please stop and say a quick prayer for my friend? Pray for hope to arise, faith to be strengthened, her body to be healed and restoration in her soul to take place.