team-ewan.com Praying with all of my heart that the Lord would grant healing even now.
My morning started with a heavy heart. So many burdens yesterday--learning another friend has been diagnosed with cancer. So I opened up my Bible when the house got quiet again and I began to read out of Isaiah. My heart stopped when I came to Is. 65:17-20. For behold I create new heavens and a new earth; and the former shall not be remembered or come to mind. But be glad and rejoice forever in what I create; for behold, I create Jerusalem for rejoicing and her people for gladness...the voice of weeping shall no longer be heard in her, nor the voice of crying. No more shall an infant from there live but a few days....In the midst of my heavy heart there is a peace, not because things are any better in the here and now, but because the Lord truly knows and understands this kind of grief and is right here in the midst of it holding us every step of the way. He gets that things here are not as they should be and He has a plan in place for that day when all shall be made right at last.
The last verse I made note of in my journal this morning was Is. 66:2b-But on this one I will look: on him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, and who trembles at My word. I trembled at His word today. How can it be that something written thousands of years ago would speak so precisely to my heart's cry this morning?