There is much in the world to disturb us. We can read and watch the news obsessively, can lose sleep focusing on the pain and sorrow. In fact, with a history of abuse, we may be drawn to distressing subjects.
But our souls, also, need rest. Rest and peace are necessary to our healing. The God who made us knows this. The Bible speaks of there being a time for all things (Eccl. 3: 1-8).
Our most profound rest is in Christ. He is our defense against the world.
“Come toMe, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.Take My yoke upon youand learn from Me, for I amgentle andlowly in heart,and you will find rest for your souls” (Matt. 11: 28).
“From a distance we are instruments
marching in a common band,
Playing songs of hope, playing songs of peace.
They’re the songs of every man.
God is watching us. God is watching us.
God is watching us from a distance.”
– From a Distance, Bette Midler
Though human love may fail us, Divine love continues to offer us hope. We must, however, be wary not to see rejection where it does not exist. Abuse victims readily believe themselves unworthy of God’s love. And God’s love is unmerited. Yet He offers it anyway, which is why His love is so powerfully restorative.
The amazing thing is that God is not at a great distance from us. His outstretched hand is there for the taking. We need but turn to Him.
Kudos to Miss M from a longtime fan. May another generation discover her music.
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