Sometimes we look at the world around us and we see brokenness, bitterness and apathy. We see people walking city streets who seem oblivious to others around them. Sometimes we are those people. Sometimes our world is so consumed with our own thoughts, needs, struggles and trials that all we see is desolation and hopelessness. We are blind to others. We think we are the only ones in the world who have such difficulty.
That is not true. It's a devil's lie that is whispered in our ears so much that all we can hear is his words of gloom and doom. All we can see is the futility and hopelessness.
Are we dead? Are we without breath? Have our hearts stopped beating? Have our muscles atrophied? Are our bones dry and brittle? If you are reading this then the answer is no. Listen to the Spirit of God within you. Heed the conviction of His voice. Ignore the lies of the evil one. God knows where you are and what you are going through. He sees the other side of day. His has the power to bring even dry bones to life. Remember Ezekiel?
"Then he said to me, “Prophesy over these bones, and say to them, O dry bones, hear the word of the LORD. Thus says the Lord GOD to these bones: Behold, I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live." Ezekiel 37:4-5
Just as God will cause breath to enter the dead and bring them to life, He is with you to bring life to your spirit, to kindle a fire in your heart, to jumpstart your mind, to remove the scales of doubt from your eyes, to show you the joy on the other side of sorrow. He is never beyond the futility of man. He is God. Mountains are molehills to Him. Grand Canyons are sidewalk cracks. Ocean waves are but ripples in a pond. Be comforted, my friend. Fear not. The Lord is with you; He is your refuge. He is your strength. He is life amid destruction and death. "Behold", He "will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live." selahV