“Come, let us return to the Lord;
for it is he who has torn, and he will heal us;
he has struck down, and he will bind us up.
After two days he will revive us;
on the third day he will raise us up,
that we may live before him.
Let us know, let us press on to know the Lord;
his appearing is as sure as the dawn;
he will come to us like the showers,
like the spring rains that water the earth.”
I'm up with the dawn today, Lord. My to-do list is long and I can feel my patience growing short already. I'm bumbling around, trying to do too much too fast on my my own power. But you were already up when I awoke. As sure as the sun will come up, You have gone ahead of me. And you are waiting to heal me. Slow me down, God, so that I can see you in the sunrise and help me stop long enough to really hear your message for me. And then, please, remind me all day long that you are there and waiting, ready to water my soul so that the seed you planted will grow.
I can feel the pace quicken as we approach Lent. The time of restoration and healing is right around the corner! In all the places I've transgressed and all the sorrows so starkly obvious before me, there can be healing. I am promised that God will bind me up. Every day is a chance to begin again, to seek Him in the morning and to know His healing all day long. He is up with dawn, waiting to speak into your soul! And then, the seeds that are planted in that morning meeting he promises to water --spring rains that will make the seeds grow. Take time to let God plant seeds in you this morning and then set alarms to chime every three hours all day long and just pause in those moments and be still with Him long enough to let the rain fall on the good seed.