Feelings are not always an accurate measure of your spiritual state. Some graces, like flowers, grow best in the shade – perseverance, humility and dependence on God.
Let me come boldly to the throne of grace that I may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16
I experienced an inward joy after much spiritual affliction. Searching for mercy and grace I was given Hebrews 4:16. Heaviness was removed and joy replaced my despair. God may allow a flood of afflictions to pour upon me but He will kindle an inward joy in my heart to consume all my sorrows. The very waters of affliction add a further sweetness to my spiritual joy.
Praise God for His mercies. They are new every morning and I will continue to come before Him boldly for this peace that passes all understanding. To God be the glory!
© 2020 Debora Gilley