Master of Sorrows
I am a Master of Sorrows. I know pain; rejection and condemnation are my companions. When you are overwhelmed with despair, and suffering washes over you like a wave of death, remember that I am with you. I will shelter your soul in anguish under my wings of refuge. Suffering families feel like forsaken vineyards overgrown with weeds and covered in thorns that choke out life and hide light. Remember: my perfect peace is greater than pain’s sorrow.
I am the Crucified Creator, for I came to earth to rescue my cursed creation, so I could clothe her dry bones in flesh and breathe resurrection life into her lungs. I spoke into the darkness, “Let there by light,” and light blazed brightly. Light revives and light reveals. Light awakens and light heals. Light shows the way and the truth, and light gives life and overcomes strife.
I sent my Holy Spirit to dwell within your body so that whatever you face in this brief life, you will never face it alone, forgotten, betrayed, unloved. Trust my promises, and release your faith. Turn your face to me, keeping your eyes fixed upon my grace. I will heal despair and fill the valley of death with an unstoppable river of joy that cannot be explained or described, only received and experienced. This fresh joy is freely available every moment of your life.
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Comfort Anointing > Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my anointing upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my anointing is easy to bear, and the mantle I give you is light. (Matthew 11:28-30)
Morning Joy > LORD my God, I cried to you for help, and you healed me. LORD, you brought me up from Sheol; you spared me from among those going down to the Pit. Sing to the LORD, you his faithful ones, and praise his holy name. For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor, a lifetime. Sorrow may last for the night, but his joy comes in the morning. (Psalm 30:2-5)
Suffering Heirs > All who are led by the Holy Spirit are God’s sons and daughters. For we have not received a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but we have received the Spirit of adoption, by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father!” The Spirit himself testifies together with our spirit that we are God’s children, also heirs – heirs of God and coheirs with Christ – seeing that we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him. (Romans 8:14-17)
Prayer > Father, we praise your holy name. Though we have great sorrow, we are not lost and alone in our suffering. You so loved all nations, that you gave your life to ransom our hearts, and you have given us new hearts that beat with your resurrection power. Our days are yours. Our lives are yours. Our desires are yours. Our future is yours. Thank you for fresh vision to keep moving forward. Thank you for your faithful guidance through every storm in Jesus’ name, amen.
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