Here is part 3 of the New Year Word for 2024.
Some have been through a terrible ordeal, their life left in ruins.
Whether it be a bereavement or a betrayal, life will never be the same again for them, for they are left in ruins.
But life will not forever be dark and the days sad. For you will experience the comfort of God, and there is nothing quite like it.
The best way I can describe it is like a warm, fleecy, soft blanket that wraps around your spirit and fills you with warmth, protecting you on every side. You have become fragile without realising how you ended up in this position, and no one can understand or get inside your thinking. You don’t even understand yourself why you feel like this. But you do, and the stark reality is you feel fragile.
Your Heavenly Father will not only comfort you, but He will look with compassion on all your ruins, and although the word doesn’t say what happens next, the implications are that He will begin to build the ruins again.
A life smashed by the cruelty of hell will discover the gentleness of heaven. It may be a slow build, but it will happen. Brick upon brick, He will begin to sort through the rubble and make something beautiful from the ruins.
No good parent who sees their child in ruins would leave them there, especially when they hear a pitiful cry for help. Make sure you cry for help, even if it is only a silent cry. He will come swiftly to your aid.
And then the ruins will be rebuilt and you will sing again for joy.
“He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.”
Zephaniah 3:17 NLT