I would have lost heart, unless I had believed That I would see the goodness of the LORD In the land of the living. Psalms 27:13 NKJV
I have been faithful to you time and time again. I have allowed My goodness to overshadow your troubles and dismay. I have whispered to you in the middle of your storms. Why then do you still struggle to trust Me?
My Son told you before He left that you would have troubles in this world. I told you this beforehand so that you would not think that you have lost your way. Our enemy places deceitful thoughts inside you like these: “God must be mad at me, so He just lets all these bad things happen”, “God, you know that I don’t really deserve good friends, so You let them die or move away”, “No one has the troubles that I have to go through, I must not be one of Your favorites”, “I know Jesus died for me and that You love me, but why is it so hard?”
As My Son commanded the waves, so I speak to your thoughts, “Be still and know Me as Lord.” Receive the truth about My character and thoughts about you. I was angry with you, but I poured out all of My wrath that you deserved onto My Son. Notice I said ALL. Any discipline that you receive issues forth from the love I have for you as a Father, none originates from suppressed anger.
Death hurts. The loss of a family member or friend creates an ache in the heart that constantly bombards your emotional stability. Even My Son, wept at the tomb of His friend Lazarus. Knowing your deep need for relationship, My Spirit connected you to a body of believers, when you became My Child. You belong. Loss opens the door to comfort from others who have walked in your pain.
I placed a rainbow at the end of the storm, to remind you that I am bigger than your storm. I will walk with you during your trial. Lean into my faithfulness. Rest upon my goodness. Let mercy wash over you with the sweet aroma of peace. May your heart be warmed with My presence in the middle of your cold and dark despair. All My promises are true for you. May you see My goodness among all of the living. My word to you is faithful and true, rest upon it.
Whispers from Your Father, God