UK-based worship team and Integrity Music artist Gas Street Music has written a 6-day online devotional. You can subscribe to it for FREE here. The devotional, entitled Rewilding, will take you on a journey of resetting, recalibrating and rediscovering the life that God calls us into.
Here's a sample:
Corrie Ten Boom knew what it was like to face extreme suffering and loss, having been a prisoner in the barbaric Ravensbruck concentration camp during the Second World War. She writes, "If you look at the world, you'll be distressed. If you look within, you'll be depressed. If you look at God you'll be at rest."
There is a perspective found through faith in Christ that can bring peace to the most challenging of circumstances. There is a deep joy that can be experienced even in moments of sorrow. I love how the Apostle Paul once described himself as "sorrowful, yet always rejoicing." 2 Corinthians 6:10
A quick glance through Scripture and we can see that the people of Israel, God's chosen people, often experienced pain and loss. They weren't shielded or protected from the harsh realities of life. And yet through every challenge they held on to the promises of God; the promise of God's enduring presence and goodness to surround them. Ultimately, they held on to God's promise of salvation, the hope of all to come. Faith in Jesus brings an eternal perspective. We are continually reminded that our pains and trials are momentary. There is a future that is promised to us, through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus, that means one day every tear will be wiped from our eyes.
"He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away." Revelation 21:4
And in the present, we can be sure that Jesus' love for us is relentless and unending. His love won't stop. And for this reason, we can be confident that in the midst of the battles we face, God walks with us, protecting us from the ultimate harm, separation from His love.
Take a moment to bring before the Lord all the anxieties and challenges you are currently facing. Now speak Isaiah 43:2 over yourself and these situations. Remind yourself that God is in control and with you. Hold on to this promise of God.