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3.8.2021 – He Makes Good Use of it All

Good Morning, Lord. ☀️

How You take care of me…

How You know me so well…

How You make “good use” of —

…even my greatest failures and shortcomings.

How You so perfectly fill into all of the places where I lack.

You don’t need my kind of “striving” to do what You want to do.

You don’t even need my “strength” or “ability” to do what You want to do in and through me.

…I find such great comfort in that, Father.

How You’re doing a work in me,

—even when I cannot perceive it.

Even when I see the worst of a situation—You see the best.

You see the beauty.

I can trust You to take me where I need to go.

I can trust You—and in this place of trust…

I will find rest in my soul.

Because You’ve been working all things for good for me,

for all of my life.

All along

And You’re taking away my shame…

as You remind me of who I really am to You.

And You’re so patient with me,

as these truths begin to sink into the ground of my heart.

You have taken every struggle

every area of weakness

every attempt of self-sabotage

every imperfection

every “inability”

every area of “lack”

every area within my life that I have tried (and failed) to plan and make “perfect”…

You take the “pressure” off—the pressure that has been weighing me down, without me even realizing it.

And You’ve taken it ALL

And You say…

“I can USE that…” 💖✨

You’re making it all…

perfectly “usable”

so “perfectly beautiful”…

in Your hands.

“But he answered me, “My grace is always more than enough for you, and my power finds its full expression through your weakness.” So I will celebrate my weaknesses, for when I’m weak I sense more deeply the mighty power of Christ living in me.”—2 Corinthians 12:9 TPT

Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.“—Romans 8:26-28

Thank You, Father. 💝

-Heather 🌺

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