When I sat down to have my daily devotional time with God today, I just couldn’t read. The weight was too great. There was this "deep ache" in my soul (best way I can describe it)…calling me…compelling me…just to talk to God…to pour out my heart to Him.
I think God allows us to feel this way, just to draw us to Him.
I grabbed my pen and journal and have been writing a letter (prayer) to God, pouring out the prayer needs that are on my heart…all types of needs…for all types of people. And as I wrote, the ache started to subside (Philippians 4:6-7).
I’m thanking God for the ache too. (Yes, I wrote, "I rejoice in this aching. The ache draws me to You.") And I’ve been meditating on this verse recently & it won’t let me go…
- "Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong." (2 Corinthians 12:10)
God’s heart for me…for us…is to take pleasure in needs for how they change us.
Ever happen to you?