I've been in "process" lately.
Processing disappointment, processing humility, processing purity in all circumstances, processing God's great love that is so beautiful and infinite that I struggle to find words for it.
Processing the rejection and extreme emotions Jesus must have gone through just for me and for you. Processing a new life in a new country with new friendships to build. Even processing the new levels of influence that God has given me and greater encounters with Him through it all.
Process, process, process!
And yet in the midst of all of this processing, He's been so close. I have not once NOT felt His Presence.
He directed a friend to randomly give me this beautiful spoon last night - and I later wept because I was so moved by His KINDNESS. He's so, so kind, especially in the scorched and dry places. This gift was like water poured over my head on the hottest of Queensland summer days! He just knew...
...He ALWAYS knows.
Even in process - amidst all my questions, doubts and vulnerability - JESUS IS THERE. And HE IS SO KIND. I am not alone; I am STRENGTHENED by His kindness. And the "scorched land" will not be dry forever!
"And the Lord will continually guide you, And satisfy your soul in scorched and dry places, And give strength to your bones; And you will be like a watered garden, And like a spring of water whose waters do not fail." - Isaiah 58:11 AMP I hope this brings you hope. If you're battling loneliness, discouragement, new challenges - BE ENCOURAGED! He is so near and He cares about every detail. He is your satisfaction in the often dryness of the process. The Living Water is within you; and His waters do not fail or run dry.
Lots of Love xoxo