He hears. He speaks.
Out of my distress I called on the LORD;
The LORD answered me and set me free.
May our hearts always jump to life with this realization.
The Father leaning in to listen and even closer to respond.
His heart bared to the brokenness of this world—longing for His children to come home, longing to heal.
I can feel the heartache of God associated with the plight of those who wander.
I can feel the heartache of God over the suffering of the Syrian Refugees.
Adam and Eve.
They were the original refugees.
Displaced by a tragedy. Separated from family. Pressed into a foreign land with unfamiliar soil.
A devastating war that tore the very fabric of the universe. A war with innumerable casualties.
A war that was won by a Man on a cross at the greatest cost.
Now, the diaspora have a place to call home…
For He will hide me in His shelter
in the day of trouble;
He will conceal me under the cover of His tent;
He will life me high upon a rock.
Maybe we have all been wandering without a safe place in some way or another.
Maybe we have been a little too unsafe for a little too long.
Safety, rest, healing.
They are real.
And are found in the arms of the vastest, most comforting Father.
God is our refuge and strength
A very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way,
Though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea
Though its waters roar and foam,
Though the mountains tremble at its swelling.
And once we find our Refuge, we begin to gather the others still left outside in the cold.
So, now I will go to Turkey.
And hopefully will be able to bring the radical healing that is God’s love to the people of Turkey and Syrian Refugees alike.
Those whose pain is not only spiritual and emotional—but physical.
Those who’s wandering and hunger and exposure to the elements is all too real.
Those seeking hope. Trading danger for anything else.
Those who’s wandering is not a metaphor.
I go because I serve a God with a tender heart.
$2718.05USD to go…
….until I have all my finance to spend one month ministering in Turkey followed by two months in The Philippines!
I have less that a week left to see all the funds come in!
If you feel lead to donate….
Follow this link: https://secure.ywamperth.org.au/payments/
May you carry the truth of God’s deep love for you in your heart this day and always.
Grace & Peace,