I am in pain.
The kind found in the tension between where I have been, where I am, and where He wants me to go.
It’s like being pregnant.
The small kernel of life begins to grow slowly at first…and by the end you have grown so uncomfortable you might still be apprehensive about giving birth but want the baby out now.
I know that the discomfort will fad after the new life is released, but that doesn’t eleviate the stress I am carrying in the meantime.
Only One can do that, and offer comfort in the duress of the moment.
I love reading the Word, because when I do? I never fail to rediscover the One who it contains nor be snuggled closer into His embrace.
I especially am enjoying the Passion Translation of the Psalms, for its like reading a favorite verse again for the first time, both literally and figuratively. Here are a few of my new favorite verses in Psalm 23:
The Lord is my Fierce Protector and my Pastor. I always have more than enough. He offers a resting place for me in His luxurious love.
His tracks take me to an oasis of peace, the quiet brook of bliss. That’s where He restores and revives my life…..
You anoint me with the fragrance of Your Holy Spirit. You give me all I can drink of You until my heart overflows. So why would I fear the future? For I am being pursued only by Your goodness and unfailing love.