During my prayer time today God led me to Ezekial 37, The Valley of Dry Bones. Today, I believe God wanted to remind me that I am always walking in the Valley of Dry Bones.
We all are.
In every area of lives there are those who desperately need to hear the word of God.
I’m one of them.
Every day I need the refreshment of God’s promises of love, the reassurance He’ll never leave my side, that He’s right there in the thick of things in my life and He’ll never, ever let me go.
I am a sinner. Plain and simple. I need Christ more today than I ever have.
Each day brings forth its own set of challenges. Things that I cannot handle on my own. I have aging parents that live 1500 miles away and I’m helpless to meet their needs.
I have grown children who make decisions that make my stomach clench in knots and cause sleepless nights, soul exhaustion and plenty of gray hair!
I am surrounded by those who openly oppose the Lord and challenge me each time they see the cross I wear around my neck. It’s draining.
And yet, I truly believe that I am right where the good Lord wants me.
What about you? Do you feel so alone you might as well be in the Mojave Desert with the hot winds of isolation, the heat of fear pounding down, sapping every ounce of strength, leaving behind exhaustion and thirst for a better tomorrow?
Maybe you are so broken, tears no longer fall.
Friend – God is with you. He loves you.
Do you believe that truth?
God asks Ezekial, “Son of man, can these bones live?” Ezekial answers, “O Sovereign Lord, only You know.”
Let me ask you, “Do you believe God can breathe life back into you?”
Lord only You know.
It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of will He?
There are people, places, things in our lives that God may not revive or restore to us. Such as a toxic abusive relationship. Or maybe a great job was taken from you due to a company restructuring and the timing couldn’t be worse because your rent went up $200, your child fell at school and busted his front teeth and needs $1000 worth of dental work and your car needs a new battery. Or what if your baby girl just lost her battle with leukemia, the funeral is set for Saturday and you don’t have the will to get out of bed or to run a comb through your hair because the pain is so deep, so raw, you can’t breathe.
Is God in those moments? Can God take our broken, dry bones and breathe life back into them again?
Only God knows if those barren places are where He will choose to open the gates of living, refreshing water of life.
Do you trust Him to do so? Or maybe an even bigger question is, do you trust Him not to? Neither answer is easy and yet, either way, trust is involved. I want to encourage you to step out of your pain, your fear, your worry and let God be God in your life.
Trust your heart to the Lord and then ask Him to keep His promises over you, to heal and protect you and to breathe the His holy healing breath over your life. It’s ok to ask. It’s ok to accept. It’s ok to be loved by the Father.
My prayer for you is that you would indeed call out to God and allow Him the opportunity to show His love for you.
You Are Loved By God!
Your friend in Christ Jesus,