But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. (2 Corinthians 4:7-9)
I have a treasure. It has a name. His name is Jesus.
I have a lover. He has a name. His name is Jesus.
I have a friend. He has a name. His name is Jesus.
I have a help. He has a name. His name is Holy Spirit.
I have a comforter. He has a name. His name is Holy Spirit.
I have a sustainer. He has a name. His name is Holy Spirit.
I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)! [Assuredly not!] (Hebrews 13:5, AMP)
It would be a lie should I say that these weeks are a breeze. They are hard-going. The amount of stress in the studio is madly intense. One can hardly breathe normally in there. Yet the Lord loves me, and He is with me!
Over the past two weeks, I have received a lot from my Heavenly Father. It seems in the natural very contradictory that I spend less time on my thesis/projects because I spent more time sitting at the Father’s feet to soak in His love and receive His training. In the natural, my heart is torn. I get worried, for the lack of time, for the lack of work done, for the quality of work that I can produce. But, the Kingdom of Heaven operates in an entirely different system.
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. (2 Corinthians 12:9)
The more I rest on God’s love for me, and the work that was finished on the Cross through Jesus, the One and only Son of God whom God gave up for us, the more I run with His power and peace overflows.
If I look at my school work from a Heaven perspective, my projects are already complete! I just have to walk into that, and claim it! There is no striving, there is no lack, there is no anxiety. My God is sovereign. He loves me. He will never ever let me go. His hands hold me. I have all I need in Him.
A miktam[a] of
1 Keep me safe, my God,
for in you I take refuge.
2 I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord;
apart from you I have no good thing.”
3 I say of the holy people who are in the land,
“They are the noble ones in whom is all my delight.”
4 Those who run after other gods will suffer more and more.
I will not pour out libations of blood to such gods
or take up their names on my lips.
5 Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup;
you make my lot secure.
6 The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
surely I have a delightful inheritance.
7 I will praise the Lord, who counsels me;
even at night my heart instructs me.
8 I keep my eyes always on the Lord. (My feet will not go underwater.)
With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
9 Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;
my body also will rest secure,
10 because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead,
nor will you let your faithful[b] one see decay.
11 You make known to me the path of life;
you will fill me with joy in your presence,
with eternal pleasures at your right hand.
I will walk in that. I will run with His promise.
Man and His words are empty;
but the Lord’s word will never return to Him empty (Isaiah 55:11).