Our Unexpected Journey

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We're been having some beautiful autumn days.  We don't get much of the leaf color change here in Cape Town, but we do get some lovely weather......not too hot, not cold/wet/windy yet.  I'm enjoying it before winter comes.

One of the things I'm so grateful for in my walk with the Lord is that I can pour out my heart to Him.  I can openly, honestly, vulnerably, completely tell him everything I am thinking and feeling.  I can tell Him when I'm having a good day, and when I'm having a hard day.  I can tell him when I'm sad, anxious, content, happy, struggling, and wondering which way to go.  My thoughts and emotions can be "all over the map" just during one day. :)

The beauty of it all is that God always listens.  He openly receives anything I have to share.  He doesn't condemn me on a hard day.  He doesn't make me feel horrible if I make mistakes.  He is merciful, forgiving, kind, and loving.  He helps me pick up the pieces and begin again if I don't do something right.  He speaks encouragement into my heart. He shares His wisdom with me when I feel clueless.

I often hear Him whisper into my spirit to "let it all out" and tell Him everything.  There is such a freedom that comes with that - a release that makes me feel lighter for having shared.  I don't have to bottle things up and just try to make it on my own.  There is a wonderful security in knowing I won't be rejected by sharing my heart with Him.  And there is such a wonderful strength in knowing I'm not alone!  He is continually with me, listening to every beat of my heart.

"Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to Him, for God is our refuge."  Psalm 62:8

"Pour out all your worries and stress upon Him and leave them there; for He always tenderly cares for you."  1 Peter 5:7 TPT 

"I poured out my heart, baring my soul to God."  Daniel 9:4

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."  Philippians 4:4-7

"So now the case is closed.  There remains no accusing voice of condemnation against those who are joined in life-union with Jesus." Romans 8:1 TPT

"Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail."  Lamentations 3:22

"Those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary."  Isaiah 40:31

"I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God's unfailing love for ever and ever."  Psalm 52:8

There is power in pouring out our hearts to the Lord.  It frees us - and it releases Him in a fresh way to respond to us in whatever situation we're in.  What a precious treasure it is to share our hearts with Him.