Read Devotion #12 in Come With Me Devotional
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The Lord has been waking me in the night.
That’s been his way of getting my attention my whole faith life. He shakes me from my sleep and asks me to pray. I never really know the exact words to say or what is taking place, but I know it’s urgent and that it matters to God.
I had another topic in mind for today’s invitation, but when I woke up last night the Lord showed me my own invitation in this season.
One I have almost put aside in the past two years out of discouragement.
You see, there’s someone I care about who is hurting. Broken to the point of shattered. I’ve prayed for a long time (years and years), and God has worked in a thousand different ways to reach and love this person.
Yet that person is still shattered. Still pushing away his mercy.
One more time, Suzie.
It’s not that God can’t move without me, or that his love for this person ended when I got discouraged.
There’s something in the deep that the Lord wants to give both of us, and he loves us enough that he’s asking me to believe “one more time.”
Not in this person. Not in a situation.
But in him.