A bruised reed he will not break; a smoldering wick he will not snuff out. In faithfulness, he will bring justice. —Isaiah 42:3
I see you, little one, I see you. I know your heartache. I’ve felt your pain. I know the injustices you’ve suffered at the hands of others. As you’ve wept, I’ve wept with you. Not a single tear has escaped my notice. Through the dark and lonely nights—when you could not feel My Presence—I was there. Unseen arms held you close through the darkest hours of the night. I have never been against you—I am always for you. Though you felt abandoned, I never left your side. For a moment—just a moment—you lost sight of Me, but I have never taken My eyes off of you. I know the night has been long, but it is coming to an end. The hope of a new day is on the horizon! The sun is rising—and you, too, will rise. You have waited and you have endured—now you will arise. You will soar above the battle on the wings of eagles. The heights of your victory will be far greater than the depths of your despair. This is not an end, it is a beginning. Your future is bright with promise! Hand-in-hand, we will walk into the future together. And I promise to never leave your side. Ever.
There is no compassion greater than the compassion of our God. No one has a greater understanding of heartache, rejection, suffering and loss than our Savior. He will never kick us while we’re down. He will never—ever—exploit our vulnerability. He “gets” it. He gets us. He knows when we’re weak and weary. He knows when we feel like we can’t take another step. We don’t have to pretend to have it more together than we really do—He already sees the truth. But He also sees the end from the beginning and He knows that no night lasts forever. The sun will rise. Hope will rise. And joy will come in the morning.
Lord, thank You for new days, new seasons, and the promise of new life!