Friday, August 3, 2012

Fill Me Up Lord


Psalm 42:1

As the deer pants for streams of water,
so my soul pants for you, my God.


God can use persecution to draw people closer to Himself.

In great suffering you discover a different Jesus than you do in normal life.

Pain and suffering bring up to the surface all the weak points of your personality.

You are too weak to mount your usual defenses; you just have to gaze at what you are really like.

You come face-to-face with how awful you really are.

You see all the horrible things you have done; all the horrible things you are.

You keep seeing yourself again and again.

But just as you are about to collapse into complete despair and self-loathing, and probably die, an incredible realization will burst into you.

It is this: Jesus loves you even right then, weak, helpless and broken, empty and sinful.

Even in that state, He loves you, and Christ rushes in and fills you, and the filling is so great because you are so empty.

Thank You Lord that You fill us when we are truly empty.

Oh Lord,
Help me not to hide my real condition
from myself and before You.

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