Only with God can we empty ourselves & by doing so, become full. That is a miracle to me.
It defies logic & confounds the wisest among us.
I have seen it many times in my own life.
He is where I run when things get too big for me.
When they get too scary.
When I am turning inside-out with anxiety –
Over what may or may not happen –
And in all the emptying to Him, as I pour out every ounce of me –
All that I can muster –
It happens. I become full again.
But oh-my, the trade-off is So. Much. Better.
Because every time, in this sweet exchange
I become filled with peace & joy unspeakable.
With a knowing that every little & big thing’s gonna be allright.
A knowing that I am protected.
Even when the enemy is screaming in my face so close I can almost smell his acrid breath.
This re-filling really does amazingly enable us to walk right past the monsters that come calling –
Instead of cowering in corners of perceived safety
Of our own making. God help us.
We all have them.
Jesus truly is the well that never runs dry.
His strength really is perfected in our weaknesses.
He really will keep us in perfect peace –
When we keep our weary & grateful minds on Him.
Much love y’all, & much more emptying ourselves for more of Him,