Sunday, February 22, 2009

Nothing Can Separate You from My Love

Soliloquy: "1) A dramatic discourse in which a character reveals his or her thoughts when alone and unaware of the presence of other characters. 2) The act of speaking to oneself." (The American Heritage Dictionary)

~And so I ask, is this not really true prayer? Is this not where the rubber meets the proverbial road? When we're all alone with our thoughts and the rawness of life. When circumstances have torn every bit of shred of "want to" out of us....When we are at those points in life when we're not even sure if God is listening...and we spill our guts....just pure, raw pain....and then, God reveals to us that He'd been listening all the time....for He gently enters our situation, our heart to let us know He's there....even when the circumstance does not change, He changes our hearts by reassuring us that He has not left us nor forsaken us.
~Without being maudlin, it is just reality that there are those times in our lives which leave us feeling totally alone, useless, raw, bleeding from whatever circumstance has intruded upon our life....often leaving us feeling empty handed....and in the process, at times, even wondering if God is truly there. We see Him there for others and wonder if we've been abandoned....Does He still love me?
~The child inside of us crying out for Our Daddy....I don't know about you, but there are times when my heart has sobbed before the Lord, "Father, I know in my head that You are here with me, because Your Word tells me, but I sure do need someone with skin on right now. I sure would appreciate sensing Your Presence with me through all of this. I am asking You, God, for Your encouragement and reassurance through all of this mess, because I simply don't see the light at the end of the tunnel...and the one I do see right now, is the train coming at me."
~Last week I received some news that knocked my feet out from underneath me. I'm weary from warring, and emotionally fell flat on my back...slamming the breath out of me.
~My dear friend and Sister from far away called me the other night. The death of her mother has left her so shell-shocked that putting one foot in front of the other seems to be a monumental task right now. We shared our guts and our tears with each other. We prayed for one another. We loved one another.
~I knew that I'd ministered to my friend in the midst of my own doubts and lack of vision right now.
~And then God.....I received an email from another dear friend who lives on the west coast. She'd not heard from me....Was I OK?....I emailed back in the late afternoon. About an hour later she called, because she felt such concern. She related that she'd had a dream about me the very night when I'd received my "news", and had been pouring out my own soliloquy before the Lord....Her dream was so appropriate for everything going on in my life right now.
~And then, God gave her a prayer....I sobbed through the entire prayer....God had not left me nor forsaken me....In my own darkness of soul, He had heard my soliloquy, and answered by not only giving Joan a dream, but having her call and pray.
~Dear and precious child of the Most High God....His promises are yea and amen. Are my circumstances changed? No. Is my heart changed by His reassurance? Yes. Can I look the future square in the face and go through whatever it is that He's taking me through? Yes...because He's with me all the way. (See "Into His Image")
~For another very descriptive soliloquy, please refer to 1 Samuel 1:1-18, where Hannah just lets herself all hang out before God and Eli, the priest. God heard and answered her "soliloquious" prayer by giving her a son: Samuel.

Romans 8:35-39 "Who shall ever separate us from Christ's love? Shall suffering and affliction and tribulation? Or calamity and distress? Or persecution or hunger or destitution or peril or sword? Even as it is written, For Thy sake we are put to death all the day long; we are regarded and counted as sheep for the slaughter. Yet amid all these things we are more than conquerors and gain a surpassing victory through Him Who loved us. For I am persuaded beyond doubt (am sure) that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities, nor things impending and threatening nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."

Isaiah 49:15-16 "Can a woman forget her nursing child, and not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, yet I will not forget you. See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands; Your walls are continually before me."

John 14:16, 18 "And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper that He may abide with you forever - ..." "I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you."


  1. These verses came to mind as I read your post:

    2 Corinthians 4:7-9
    7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. 8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.

    May the grace of God continue to shine brightly in you and on your life for His glory!

    Love and prayers,

  2. I love you, my Sister! Amen! ~May His grace abound to you in superabundance! ~C

  3. Romans 8 is one of my absolute favorite chapters in the Bible. I love Natalie Grant's song, I Will Not Be Moved..."I will stumble, I may fall down, but I will not be moved. I will make mistakes I will se heartache, but I will not be moved! On Christ the Solid Rock I stand, I will not be moved!"

    I put that on and just JAM. Crank it and sing it and dance around the kitchen....especially when I'm in a super foul mood. Does the trick!


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The purpose of this blog is to encourage our walk in Christ; together in Him; for as we develop our relationship with the Lord, we ARE more than conquerors through Christ Jesus! Praise God! My writings are mostly from an experiential standpoint; however sometimes this includes dreams and visions. (Comments are reviewed prior to posting.)