“For the Lord shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all her waste places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the Lord; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.” (Isaiah 51: 3)
It may seem at times like we are out in the gloomy wilderness. We can’t see any beauty, any fruitful place, only waste and emptiness and the fear that this ugly place is our fate.
But God’s Love sees something else. God sees our worth, our potential for growth, fruitfulness, loveliness, and contentment. This loving power comes to us right where that barrenness might seem its worst, and brings the comfort of fresh soil, new seeds to bloom, and a renewed sense of Life at its very best.
Receive that comfort with thanksgiving, with gratitude. Be ready to see past the shadow to the sun that is right here, awakening you to reality, to the great garden that is within you.
You don’t need anyone to create a flowering place for you. You don’t need any particular change of location or circumstance in order to flourish. What is needed is to receive willingly and gratefully the message of that Comforter, calling you to recognize within yourself what God sees in you—a divine purpose, a childlike readiness, a brilliant ability to do good, to feel joy, to blossom, and to hear that true and glorious song of your harmonious, melodious life!
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