These last 2 weeks have seemed particularly emotional ones. My father’s mind is slipping deeper into dementia and my mother’s frailty seems more acute. My close friend is suffering the terrible side effects of radiation. And there has been family crisis in the parent support group.
Big issues loom all around me. They press in from every side. It starts to seem overwhelming… in a heartbeat hopeless. But God, is bigger still! The depth and height and width of His love are literally unfathomable.
Think of His: sadness over pain,
frustration over a hard heart,
anger at injustice and death,
hopes for mercy and rescue,
desire for change,
joy over obedience and new life,
These are just fingernail bits of what God feels. I can not imagine the largeness of His heart. I’d be completely undone at the true depth of it all. I have emotions, because God has made me in His image. These are good. My feelings are God-given, and when I submit them to Him- and they are Spirit-directed, I will not be overwhelmed. Even though we see in part and know in part, He knows the whole story; past, present and future.
Thank You, Father for giving me emotions to share just a bit of what You feel. Help me to see clearly the hope-FULL-ness of Your sovereignty in everything.