Pearls of Grace - March 17

March 17

Reflecting to Refuel "O my God, my soul is cast down within me: therefore will I remember Thee…"

Psalm 42:6

Collapsing in the floor sobbing, weak and frail she cried; "I can’t make it another day, I feel as though I’m dying spiritually, there is no way I can keep going." Her words of desperation still echo in my heart as it wrenched in grief for her over the situation. My precious friend had reached the end of her rope and exhausted all of her strength and resources trying to stay afloat in the pool of despair she had been sinking in for such a long time. The anguish of soul she was experiencing unveiled the desolation around her, shielding her view of all that was good and true. When our eyes are sheltered within our misery, our hearts are taken captive into hopelessness. We can’t seem to even locate the higher ground of freedom, let alone know how to get there. Where is our deliverance from despair found, beloved? How do we escape the shackles of the low land of misery?

It is here in this low land that we need to gravitate to the reflecting pool of God and look deep into its healing waters that will restore, refresh and empower. Reflection is the cure for the weary soul and we can visit it even in the most despairing of circumstances. The beauty of reflection will reveal the glory of God that’s been there all along but shielded from our view. God calls us to remember Him and His goodness to us in days past in order to carry us in the present ones. Reflection is your source of strength; it will renew your hope and steady your feet even when your world is sinking around you. It’s the power to echo God and what you know to be true of Him in the canyons of life. These echoes of praise will raise you up to the heights of victory releasing every encumbrance for the future.

Your vision will be made clear, your strength renewed, and your feet will have power to trod onward no matter where He leads. Are you passing through a canyon of darkness wanting desperately to come out into the light, climbing a mountain of difficulty, walking the valley of despair having no sign of relief? Then look into the reflecting waters of your God and allow your heart to drink Him in fully. Your reflecting pool is unlike anyone else’s, it is God’s place where He allows you to replay your life with Him and all He’s done. Your soul will leap within you, precious one, as you remember your God. These are your precious waters of history with you and God and they are most sacred, shared only between you and Him. What a Father you have. May you stand in awe and wonder of Him, not dreading tomorrow and knowing victory today. Reflect and refuse.

I will forget in order not to forfeit.

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From the moment your eyes open to the last minute of the day, your life is filled with nonstop action. If you aren't careful you can become so overwhelmed in meeting the demands of life that you forget to spend time with your Creator and Sustainer. Our daily devotionals for women are written specifically for women in all walks and stages of life. Daily quiet time will change the outlook of your day and give you the inspiration you need from God's refreshing Word. Womens' devotionals  are the best way to start the day encouraged. Our devotionals for women will help you draw closer to God through studying His truths in the Bible and applying it to your daily walk of faith.