This post was written for Kate’s Five Minute Friday prompt: Haven
Hosea 2: 14 (NIV)
“Therefore I am now going to allure her; I will lead her into the wilderness and speak tenderly to her.
A few days ago a dear friend of mine mentioned this Scripture and I’ve found my heart returning to it repeatedly. You see, I keep finding my Haven in this wilderness, in the dry arid places of my heart. Places God keeps leading me into, taking me where I least want to go.
But dry, barren places thirst for Living Water, for life, for Hope, for loving tender care. How can comfort, hope, peace, and even joy come, if the wilderness of our hearts remains tightly shut.
And so, God keeps unearthing more and more, leading me into the wilderness, to force me to “pour out” my heart to Him, to release the wilderness to the Fount of His Life-Giving Love, so that the seeds of His Word may take root, grow and blossom.
Psalm 62: 8 (NIV)
Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.