|"PRECIOUS LORD JESUS, it was a sorrowful time when people You loved and trained, walked away. We remember the words of Isaiah 53:3 where it prophesied that You would suffer rejection and be despised.
What incredible HEARTBREAK when You came unto Your own and they would not receive You (John 1:11). That must have torn You apart INSIDE as much as the cross did OUTSIDE. To Your loving nature, the mental stress of rejection must have been absolute ANGUISH.
No wonder Your EMOTIONAL cry, "WHY?" on the Cross still resounds so strongly after two thousand years. We have never suffered the pain of nails being driven through our hands and feet, but we know and relate to your throbbing pains of rejection (Matthew 27:45-50).
Precious Lord, at this very moment one of Your ministers; Pastor (Pastor's Wife), Evangelist (or Wife), Teacher, Singer, faithful follower, or their wife, is devastated. Those they LOVED, TRAINED AND TRUSTED, have walked away. The work they planned together is at a standstill; possibly in shambles.
There is a desperate FEELING of wasted time, of plans unfulfilled, of goals and ambitions not reached. Those into whom they INVESTED, poured part of their life into, have not followed through. The time and money cannot be recovered.
We know it is not Hell, but mentally and emotionally it is a Hellish feeling.
HELP us (Me) Dear Lord. In Your "Loving Kindness," I pray that somehow You will show a way forward where there seems to be no way. We need and seek a miracle. Help us (Me) to grasp what You went through so we can GET THROUGH this brokenness.
You rose from the dead, so THERE IS A WAY AHEAD. I just can't see it right now. After You were crucified, You Rose and ASCENDED. Help us (Me) RISE ABOVE this because it has been dragging me down. This we pray in the precious Name of Jesus. Amen."
The largest room in the world is the room for improvement.
9/18/21 8:34 pm