Joy in the Pain
"Great grace is abundant and available."
I didn't want to ask because I was wanting to go to bed, "But Lord," I began, "if you have something to say, I want to hear it." As usual, He responded.
"In this hour of quiet, of quiet reflection, think of Me. Think of My sorrow and pain for a world of lost sinners. Your pain is great, but it is not the pain of the whole world. I carried that pain in My heart and on My shoulders. In that pain, the purposes of God were accomplished and revealed. Salvation for all of mankind was offered for all who would choose to receive the gift of eternal life. A life was sacrificed. A sinless life hung broken and bleeding for the purposes of God, and there was joy in the doing - joy in being a part of the plan."
"Great grace was abundant and available to bring about the purpose and the gift! Is the sacrifice null and void because of the pain? It is not. It is empowered. Grace released great love - love for the will of God to be accomplished. Can you do any less? Can you see the joy in being part of the plan? Can you feel the grace washing over you so you can accomplish the goal - God's plan?"
"Reach down deep into your innermost being and find the joy. It's My joy, and it is your source of strength. Take heart, Loved One, My will and My way are perfectly orchestrated, perfectly timed. I will never leave you nor forsake you. I am with you always - even unto the end of this age. Know that you are a cherished treasure to Me. I see you. I know you. You are written in the palms of My hands. I am here. I am near. I am in control. Place your trust in Me. I love you." (8/24/2022)