Friday, January 24, 2014

His Gentle Heart

God is so gentle with us!  He never hurts those who are already hurting! He never wounds the wounded!  Instead, He understands us, He tenderly caresses us, He soothes us, heals the wounded places, loves us back to sanity and life!  I write this especially for those with low self-image, for I have been wounded by that and still feel its weight on me!  God is showing me lately that He truly understands and is so gentle with us, and that He is a safe place of complete love and acceptance, that His heart is truly a sheltering, healing place for those with low self-esteem!

He knows why we have felt the way we do, He sees the hurts and wounds that have brought about such thoughts, He truly understands us!  He is so gentle with us and never breaks the bruised reed!  He says and does exactly what is perfect suited for our healing and His touch is always good, uplifting and healing, never harsh or hurtful..

The Gentle Heart of God is our home, and what a safe place He is!  He is a place where all feel completely safe, never judged or shamed, always accepted and included, always made to feel better and not worse...where burdens are lifted, not put on anyone!

I have often felt that with my issues, there was something I needed to 'do' to get better, receive my healing, make things manifest, etc.  But God is, I think, telling me to just forget all that and rest.  When I woke up this morning, there was a verse on my mind from Him - "My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”
-  (Ex. 33:14).  How wonderful that He will always go with us, no matter what, always be there for us, and that He will GIVE us rest!  It reminds me of another verse,  "The Spirit of the Lord caused them to rest" (from Is. 63:14).  He will even bring us/cause us to rest!  We don't even have to 'try' to rest!  There is truly nothing to do!  Wow, what a relief.  There is nothing we have to 'do' to recover from low self-esteem.   God is not pressuring us or requiring anything of us..we can completely relax...He is taking care of us!  We are helpless, totally dependent on our dear Father for help and relief, and oh how wonderful that is, for He is absolutely faithful and successful in all He does!  He will drive away the lies, that is HIS department, not our worry at all!  It's HIS department, because HE is the One who is Perfect Love that drives away fear!  His love will continually wash over us and heal us of all shame and low self-esteem, no matter how long it takes!  And we don't even have to worry that we're not 'getting better fast enough' for He has no expectations of us, just expectations of Himself and His love...He knows His love is powerful and stronger than anything, and He is confident and sure that He will eradicate the enemy's lies from our lives!  His love never fails us!  He will always love us, and He is going to convince us of our belovedness!

There is nothing at all wrong with us, He does not think we are 'deficient' or 'messed up,' He isn't wishing we'd just 'get it together,' He doesn't see us as messed up, side-lined, or self-absorbed either...no!  He truly sees us as innocent in the whole matter, sees us as innocent little children who have been lied to, and He is so full of wrath at those lies and will drive them away so that they cannot hurt his little babies anymore!!  He always relates to us from a place of perfect innocence, sees us as innocent and always has!   He knows our hurts, our wounds, our past struggles and confusions, He knows what is in our hearts, sees our pure little hearts that just want Him, that just want love, and that have been denied the full joy of experiencing that love because of the lies that the enemy has attacked us with, the lies we've heard growing up through media, religion, school, work, and other confused people.  His love is for us even when the whole world and even we ourselves sees against us!  He has never had any thought toward us except perfect love and acceptance!

God is really impressing upon me lately that for those of us who struggle with low self-image, or really any struggle, that He doesn't see us as sick, still needing to 'get to a goal,' or 'not yet fixed.'  God is saying we are complete and whole and perfect right now!  That He is happy and pleased with us at this very  moment!  That even if the mess in our brains never gets straightened out, we are a-okay to Him!  He is just fine with us right now, as we are, no changes needed or required..He doesn't even see us as 'people with low self-esteem' for He sees us as WHOLE and FINE!   HE just sees us as HE always has, as we REALLY are - His beautiful, precious, beloved little children!  Perfect!  We are His darlings and the apple of His eye, the light of His world, His delight, His pride and joy!  Each of us is His favorite, and He will convince our hearts of that, and we'll enjoy His loving presence for all eternity! 

5 comments:

  1. God is saying we are complete and whole and perfect right now! That He is happy and pleased with us at this very moment!- Thank you Sparrow Girl, you are truly a blessing to me and my family. This is the truth, the reality of all grace has given to us in Christ. We are complete in him, we are united into the fullness of Christ, we are immersed into the glorious fountain of unmerited favor. The joy of grace, the overwhelming security of acceptance and you beautifully and so richly bring this all to life.

    You are a blessing and i pray that God will continue to work through to help heal this broken world by the revelation of grace.

    Alan

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  2. Thank you, that is just lovely once again and I DO believe that you are right!
    (While you were waking up to Exodus, I was deep into "Everything I do, I do it for you" by Bryan Adams! Not that I'm complaining one little bit!!! lol!)

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  3. Hi again, I thought that I'd go away and read the lyrics. It's not a song I've heard in a while. Enjoy!

    (Everything I do) I do it for you

    Look into my eyes – you will see
    What you mean to me.
    Search your heart, search your soul
    And when you find me there you'll search no more.

    Don't tell me it's not worth tryin' for.
    You can't tell me it's not worth dyin' for.
    You know it's true:
    Everything I do, I do it for you.

    Look into your heart – you will find
    There's nothin' there to hide.
    Take me as I am, take my life.
    I would give it all, I would sacrifice.

    Don't tell me it's not worth fightin' for
    I can't help it, there's nothin' I want more
    You know it's true:
    Everything I do, I do it for you, oh, yeah.

    There's no love like your love
    And no other could give more love.

    There's nowhere unless you're there
    All the time, all the way, yeah.

    Yeah, I would fight for you, I'd lie for you,
    Walk the wire for you, yeah, I'd die for you.

    You know it's true:
    Everything I do, oh, I do it for you.

    Everything I do, darling.
    You will see it's true.
    You will see it's true.
    Search your heart and your soul
    You can't tell it's not worth dying for
    I'll be there
    I'd walk the fire for you
    I'd die for you
    Oh, yeah.
    I'm going all the time, all the way.

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  4. Alan, I love how you describe God's grace and acceptance! Isn't it so wonderful to be under that fountain always, immersed in His love and grace! You are also a blessing, my brother, it's wonderful to enjoy His grace in fellowship together here on internet-land...Blessings to you and your family! ( I want to add that I have been enjoying reading your poetry on your Crimson Thread blog page!)

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  5. Woolly, I love this song lyrics!! Isn't it wonderful how He speaks through anything, from Exodus to Bryan Adams! What a wonderful God! He is whispering His love to us all the time, in so many ways, I love it!! He is so immersed and involved in our lives! He just loves being with us all through the day and showering His affection on us in so many ways..they're like little surprise grace packages waiting to be unwrapped and enjoyed!

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May the amazing grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the extravagant love of God, and the intimate friendship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you. 2 Co. 13:14