Tuesday, March 24, 2015
When Stones Move
“Can they bring the stones back to life from those heaps of rubble – burned as they are?” Nehemiah 4:2.
I have written how many years ago God woke me up at 4:00 am to admit to my husband I had excessive hidden debt. The realization of how I had hurt him, deceived him and disrespected him was etched in the deep sadness of his eyes. I’ll never forget how rotten and guilty I felt for the months following that disclosure as I was trying to repair our wounded relationship...heaps of rubble...trust burned up. Our marriage went into a state of crisis and thankfully Bruce had a heart of love, forgiveness and reconciliation...He had the heart of Christ. What a mess of trouble I had placed upon our marriage and how scared I was that through my secret spending I had stoned my marriage to death.
But that is what our God does best...He takes dead stones and brings them back to life! He senses what is worth resurrecting and builds upon its strengths. He uses the best parts of our circumstances and weaves them into a beautiful tapestry of new birth, new faith and breathes life back into dead places.
What circumstances are you facing that seem to be losing pulse? Can you even imagine that the heavy stones of burden could be removed? Are you burned out...dead within...empty of hope? God is the rebuilder of walls and the repairer of hearts who will not allow lifeless stones to stay quiet forever. No matter what your circumstances there will be a day when the stones begin to move and heart begins to heal. There will be a day in your situation when the Lord will blow His mighty trumpet signaling that all things have come together for His deliverance. Our part is to believe...our part is to listen...our part is to respond to His call when the trumpet is blown. We all have circumstances that make us feel all alone and removed from others. But we are all in this together and must use everything we experience to bring glory to God and others to the fight. Oh the work is extensive for sure but nothing that the Lord cannot handle and He invites us to join Him.
“The work is extensive and spread out, and we are widely separated from each other along the wall. Wherever you hear the sounds of the trumpet, join us there. Our God will fight for us!” Nehemiah 4:19.20.