Words of the Father

Wed, 07/10/2013 - 11:26 -- Joyce Long

~by Donna Kauffman

And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand.
Isaiah 51:16a

I had spent several hours with a mother who was troubled in her spirit. I ached for her after she left. I cried to the Father, needing assurance that I had spoken wise words and shared His counsel with her. I prayed for her often throughout the evening and night.

I didn’t understand why I felt this heaviness in my heart. I found myself questioning if I had offered wisdom, hope, and the Father’s presence. I thought I had learned long ago to close the book, as it were, after I shared with ladies—to leave them at the cross and trust the Father had led us and would continue His work— until the next time we met together. Why so many years and so many women later was I feeling so distraught over this?

The next morning I continued to bring to the Father my burden for this young woman’s heartache and my concern about our time together. I chose consciously, again, to close the book, to leave her with Him. Then I asked Him to guide me in my reading of the Scriptures.

I opened to Isaiah 51:16 and gasped as I heard the Father bring quietness to my doubts. “I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand.” I could hardly believe this word from the Lord. I blessed Him and rejoiced. My spirit truly quieted as I believed by faith that He had put His words in my mouth and was covering over our time of sharing together.

Prayer: Father, I rejoice that You blessed this truth to my very soul. I trust You to use
the words You spoke through me to bring rest to this woman’s heart. Amen.

Ponder: If you’re feeling troubled in your spirit, ask the Father to speak to you from His Word. Seek the Scriptures until you sense in your heart that a verse is meant just for your situation.

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