Saturday, March 5, 2016

Perfect Words~

Sometimes,
most times in fact, 
I am completely overwhelmed and come completely undone 
by God's indescribable love for me.

Yesterday, 
well, there are no words,
but this story needs to be told
so here I go.

Unlike any other day since February 4,
the desire to hear my husband's voice was overwhelming.

Next to God,
he was my voice of reason,
the one who would fan the flame of my faith when it started to grow dim.

A month without him
found me needing both,
and needing so desperately to hear his voice, 
which always, always, always brought such clarity and peace.

"Oh, Lord - I just need to hear his voice."

Leaving work at noon,
spent and cried out,
I put on work clothes and headed out into my yard.

As I raked and watered,
I kept crying out to God.

"It's been so long, Lord.  28 days.  I haven't heard my Handsome Honey in 28 looooooong days."

Then, out of the blue,
(and no doubt, straight from Heaven)
my phone,
tucked deep in my back pocket,
sounded an alert.

I took off my gardening gloves,
reached for my phone and discovered this message:
Voicemail almost 100% full.

Of course, voicemail!
Why hadn't I thought of it before now?!

I immediately started scrolling through previous voicemail messages
until I spotted one from my man.
Hitting the play button and placing the phone to my ear,
I was beyond overwhelmed with the words that poured into my ear
and down deep into my heart.





Only God.

These were not just any words,
these were the perfect words my heart needed to hear.

Perfect words,
from a perfect God who is so intimately in love with us
that He will stop at nothing to meet the deepest needs of our heart.

As tears flooded my eyes
and mixed with the dirt on my face,
a joy and a peace
unlike any other day since February 4
flooded my heart.

Yes, God will use this for good.

Yes, I believe.

Yes, Lord,
You who grant the desires of our heart,
will stop at nothing to
make this count
for our good,
for Your kingdom,
for Your glory.

And while You do,
I have no doubt 
You will continue to pull out all the stops,
to go above and beyond
to hear the cries of my heart
and answer in ways that completely overwhelm me
and completely undo me.

It's who You are.

And me,
I am so blessed to be loved by You.










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8 comments:

  1. How precious, how honest, how reassuring this is. I love how real you are with all of us, my friend.

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    1. I love it too..as I am one of those real people 💗☕

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  2. SO ABSOLUTELY 'PRECIOUS'! WE SERVE A GOD THAT CAN BE 'TOUCHED' BY OUR INFIRMITIES, AND BASIC, HUMAN~~ NEED! THANKS FOR SHARING THAT INTIMATE MESSAGE FROM YOUR LOVING, FOREVER SWEETHEART! BLESSINGS! :O}

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  3. Very special, thanks for sharing.
    Anne

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  4. A treasure for sure!!! Many love you and praying for you!!!!! Thank you for the wonderful heartfelt devotionals! May PEACE abound in you!

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  5. Wow......what a gift to cherish forever! I'm in tears. Thanks for sharing this intimate moment with us.

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  6. His voice. In it I hear God's tender mercies and His mighty love being poured out on you. In the moment you needed it most. I can hardly imagine the emotions you must be struggling through. You are not alone. God is ALWAYS closer to you than you are to yourself. He knows the pain of separation from your Handsome Honey you are living through and He provided the vibration of his voice to touch your innermost being.

    Your words have helped me to understand the grief my mother is living with, and will continue to live with, after losing her husband and best friend of 60 years two years ago on February 5. My heart is overwhelmed with the awareness of God working in all this pain.

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  7. What a blessing dear Stacy! THANK YOU for sharing this with us, you have no idea what an impact it has made on me. Our God is good and so, so faithful! Sending you the biggest hug!

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