Cover- conceal, hide, protect, secure,to muffle
Refuge- shelter, safety, protection from danger
Faithfulness- loyal in affection, constant, reliable
The Holiday season is nearly upon us and for some it is a joyous, delightful time, yet for others it is a season that is difficult and my prayer is that you would comfort in the words below.
“God is too good to be unkind and He is too wise to be mistaken. And when we cannot trace His hand, we must trust His heart.”
Some of you are anticipating the holiday season, yet there is a pain in your heart, a loss that is so keenly felt. It may be the first, third or fifth holiday season without that dear loved one, whom the Father has taken home. Oh my friend, my heart hurts for you and the cry of my heart is that you would find REFUGE in the arms of “Jehovah-Rophe” The Lord who Heals you. -Exodus 15:26 I pray that the Father would give you an abundant portion of Grace and Strength through this holiday season.
For some of you, this season of waiting and learning to TRUST, isn’t exactly where you thought you would find yourself this holiday season. Oh my friends, it is my prayer that even in this season of Learning to Trust, that the Faithfulness of the Father would be more real to you than ever before. Just listen to these words: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.”
For some of you the Holiday season is one you tend to dread, whether it be becausr of strained family relationships, your own life status, or whatever the case may be. Oh my friend, you ARE NOT ALONE! The Father sees, hears and feels your pain, He’s gently knocking on the door of your heart, asking, “will you allow me to heal those wounds, mend those relationships and carry that burden?” I pray that you would feel the COVERED by the Love of the Father unlike ever before. He Loves you and just let these words bring Comfort and Healing to your heart. “And I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me, says the Lord Almighty.”
-2 Corinthians 6:18
And in the wilderness, where you have seen how the Lord your God carried you, as a man carries his son, all the way that you went until you came to this place. Deuteronomy 1:31
“No faith is so precious as that which lives and triumphs through adversity. Tested faith brings experience. You would never have believed your own weakness had you not needed to pass through trials. And you would never have known God’s strength had His strength not been needed to carry you through.” -Spurgeon