Your Love Is My Hedge

Lord, I miss so much… so many things I use to physically be able to do. Yet I am reminded I am who You have made me. You know better than me what one thing is connected to another. The world can mean well, especially about things that seem normal or even seem necessary, but for reasons You alone know (but sometimes graciously share) You have removed me from some things or removed some things from me that You deem crucial for my way of thinking. My world has been critical to my way of thinking for years, and at times as if all rolled into one. Just as You drew me out and set me apart to have relationship with me played the most valuable role in helping me to sort out the junk in my head (to even see it was there) from all different sources and voices, and my own flawed thinking… even now to crave or to miss anything allows You to draw me out and set my spirit aside for You and You alone.

If I missed out on something that means so much to me, especially because I believed You were in it, I know You have Your reasons and I am to trust You. My depression may linger heavy, but Your love lingers much heavier. Saturate me in everything about You. Your love is my hedgeI don’t know what You have planned for me to suffer or to celebrate, but as long as I am with You that is ALL that matters. Not all the battles I lose are losses in Your eyes. Sometimes I just need to see it through the way You view it.

29 thoughts on “Your Love Is My Hedge

  1. I have suffered severe depression in the past. Thankfully I’m okay at the moment, but my relationship with God is much closer because of that season of mental illness. Praying for you, that you would be able to rejoice in the Lord and His salvation in the midst of the dark valley.

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  2. True words, but hard to believe when the darkness of depression descends. I read a story recently of the little boy who was afraid to jump from a burning house because he couldn’t see his father through the smoke, his father saw him anpersuaded him to jump into his safe arms. It is the same with us, even when God seems silent and we can’t feel His presence, He sees us and He will lead us to His marvelous Light. Be blessed. I am praying for you, even as I know you have prayed for me.

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    1. PTL! That was such a touching story, Regina! It made my heart “awww ❤ " Just to KNOW He is there! You remind me of the hymn Only Trust Him! ❤
      Thank you for your prayers. And yes, dear sister, I am so grateful for the opportunity to pray for you! Me and God cherish you! ❤

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  3. Gail, God loves you! He knows all about you. He created you. He knit you together in your mother’s womb. All the days ordained for you were written in his book before one of them came into being. Whatever he has allowed in your life, whatever he has removed from your life, and whatever he has given to you is all because he loves you, and because he has a plan for your life that is uniquely designed just for you. And, so he wants you to believe that, and he wants you to rest in him, and to trust him with everything in your life, and then just let him lead you each day for what he has for you one day at a time, each day trusting him one step at a time wherever it is that he leads you to go. Go against your fears in the strength of the Lord. He is holding your hand. He is carrying you. So, just go with him, for if you are with him, everything will work out for your good.

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    1. PTL! Thank you for such an abundance of kindness saturated with His love! ❤ I am so grateful and humbled by the kindnesses shown to me through your words and all those who all have been so generous with God's word and encouragement! I keep reading every word over and over, letting them sink deeper and deeper… as deep as He will allow! I long to be saturated in everything about Him, and the abundance of all these encouraging comments are Showers of Blessings! ❤
      Me and God cherish you, dearest Sue! ❤ ❤

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  4. Yes Lord, draw us nearer to you in Jesus name. For this world is not our home. Touch my sister and let your love consume her from the inside out in this time of trial & confusion. May she see your hand guiding her through where you are taking her out to put her to for your honor & glory in Jesus name Amen. God bless & keep you strong! We will make it and are in this race together! 🙂

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