12.20.2012

night rain

"Sin is Satan’s business because he hates the light and beauty and purity and glory of God. Nothing pleases him more than when creatures distrust and disobey their Maker." piper}

"Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery." (Heb 2:14–15)

lifeisbeautiful whether I see it as such or no. oh if I could grasp the reality of the words above, what peace to my soul! what a well of joy would erupt in my heart...beauty lies in the fact that it IS true. it doesn't change with my capacity to see feel or even believe it. the benefit I receive may be altered by how I relate to truth; but the firm solid truth itself does. not. change. sweet comfort!

truth makes life beautiful. so does rain falling on my roof, the glow of Christmas lights & the patience of family & friends who love you unconditionally. even when you're a hellacious mess.
don't deserve such grace!

3 comments:

Russet Gown said...

"Everyday I walk on the edge of unbelief. Some days I fall off. There's no shame in this. It is the struggle of faith. The old man in Adam battling against the the new man in Christ. Flesh against the Holy Spirit. Sin against Grace. The old man trying to take back control, from the God whose claimed him, who's just too close. Closer to him than his next breath.
Lord, have mercy."

damaris said...

thank you lizzy.

and how wonderful that He does have mercy!! :)

Abi said...

He is indeed overwhelmingly generous to us! Praying He shows you where He is leading your heart and that you are comforted by His touch.