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Love lifted me

Posted by appolus on January 18, 2019

A number of years ago I was in the midst of a situation that did not last a week or a month or even a year, it had been going on for a number of years. Near the end of this situation I found myself surrounded by darkness and despair. I had no idea it was almost at an end, but God did of course. I found myself lying on the floor, engulfed with hopelessness and as far as I could see, no light. When suddenly, after months and months of crying out to God His light pierced the darkness. There is a song, an old Hymn, written by a Welshman at the turn of the last century. His words perfectly describe what happened to me and millions others like me.

I was sinking deep in sin, far from the peaceful shore,
Very deeply stained within, sinking to rise no more;
But the Master of the sea heard my despairing cry,
From the waters lifted me, now safe am I.

Love lifted me! Love lifted me!
When nothing else could help,
Love lifted me.

Love reached down and with a glorious light pierced my darkness and the darkness fled followed closely by my despair. Brothers and sisters, if you know something of that situation today in your own life, don’t you stop crying out with all your heart to a the living God who sees the afflictions of His people. He sees your darkness, He sees your despair. He knows your pain and He sees your struggle. He will lift you again, He will raise you up. He will flood your heart again with love and with hope and with praise. Why don’t you start today and sing this song and remind yourself that the very same Lord, the very same love that lifted you when you were drowning in sin and far from the peaceful shore will lift you once again above the stormy waters of life and then you can sing once more “Love lifted me, when nothing else could help, love lifted me.”

6 Responses to “Love lifted me”

  1. Rebecca said

    I don’t think you know how God uses you but He does. Tonight has been very hard … I do not want this pain to define me. I want the joy of the LORD and I do have it some times but at other times I am crushed under the weight of this isolation. I have been studying Romans and the 4th chapter has spoken to me: Do not waver at the promise of God through disbelief … be strengthened in faith … give glory to God …
    be fully convinced that what He has promised He will perform. I know to submit to God … and resist the devil. I am submitting and I do believe what His Word says and what His Holy Spirit has spoken directly to me. “This is temporary … Pick up your cross… Prepare to meet the LORD … I will go with you and you will not falter.” I believe the biggest ‘but’ in my life is the sorrow … and the isolation.
    I cried out to the LORD “how long?” He said,”Paul was in the dessert 3 years.” I and tempted but do not want to run ahead of the LORD and I will not give up I told the LORD where would I go You have the Words of eternal life. Your post tonight has brought me once again to a place where I am crying out … I sense the remnant is being put through a purifying fire and it is for our good and His purposes. God is faithful this I do know … I have seen it in real time in my own life. I will trust Him … thank you for listening. Rebecca

    • appolus said

      God bless you Rebecca. We have been called to endure and to overcome and by its very nature, it is difficult to say the least. The Lord is speaking to you sister and that is what matters…………………..bro Frank

  2. Rebecca said

    For the first time I just read ‘The Role of the remnant’ … it makes things clearer … and somehow it has made tonight easier. I know what you wrote was from the Father’s heart. I just needed reassurance to carry on. Thank you.

  3. Elias said

    I’m encouraged thank you.

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