God’s grace is indeed sufficient, and can comfort us in our most trying times. One song writer penned these words in the beautiful song “Field of Grace”: “ Clouds are disappearing, sky’s are turning blue. Only just awhile ago I told Him, “I was through!” He did not rebuke me, but with arms of strong embrace, picked me up and carried me into a field of grace. Where all is quiet, leaning on His breast. He pulled me from a stormy sea to a place where I could rest. He told me, I was loved, told me I was safe, and I could stay till healing came in this holy field of grace.”
There have been several times that I was simply overwhelmed and ready to just give up and in, when God intervened and gave me comfort, rest, and grace to help in my time of need. During these times, prayer is so sweet, and I feel I never ever want to leave His presence as He ministers to my needs.
Elijah has just had major victory, but it is short lived. Often after victory comes an attack and even discouragement. Jezebel wanted him dead, he is a fugitive, he is in the wilderness, and he feels all alone in his fight for the Lord’s cause. At this low point, Elijah wants to die. God sends angels to minister to him, feed him, give him rest, and eventually God speaks to him. All this was good enough to last him 40 days! Talk about getting feed physically and spiritually! What is so amazing about this story is God’s love and care for Elijah.
We have the same God, The God if Elijah, and He desires to minister to us when we are hurting. He sees your tears, He knows your suffering, He is touched by the feelings and emotions that come from your infirmities and difficulties in life. Never forget, He loves you. Did you read that... He loves you! Today spend some time in prayer and let God minister to you in that “field of grace”.
Daily Scripture Reading
1 Kings 18 - 20
1 Kings 18:39
“And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said, The LORD, he is the God; the LORD, he is the God.”