Mar 1, 2014

Spacious Place

Once we have experienced the saving actions of our Lord,
once we have been rescued 
and brought out to a spacious place,
that sensation is expansive. 

Our sense of finally existing with ample security to allow 
our heart to grow again, to fill with the power of love again,
to embrace qualities of trust and assurance once again,
the breath we take in is deeper. 

The chest widens in hungry inhaling of freedom's air
and Christ's promises.

Our face exudes a light that is only derived from the saving love of God.

Eyes glisten with tears of gratitude and humility.
Lips, once captive to pain, tentatively lift at the corners 
releasing the joy of a smile and the long dormant laughter that ultimately escapes.

Praise and prayer slip forth in an unending stream
to honor the Lord God for his abundant mercies!

He rescues.
He restores.
He redeems.

Put your faith in the Lord.
For there is faithful love with the Lord,
and with Him
is redemption in abundance.
Psalm 130:7 HCSB


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  1. Lisa, I love this! Psalm 18 has long been a favorite of mine and verse 19 in particular. Thank you for the reminder of such beautiful encouragement!

    1. The Jewish scholars wrote that the Psalms express how fervently human beings strive to communicate with God. How blessed we are that HE cherishes our heartfelt prayers to HIM, both then and now.
      Thank you for your visit here.

  2. Beautiful, inspiring words, Lisa! Have a blessed week!

    1. Thank you for your kind words for this post. May you also receive His blessings!

  3. YES! That's what I can count on. HE is the Rescuer, Restorer, and Redeemer. Nothing/No one else counts. Thanks for sharing.

    1. The longer we live, the more experience we have in relationship with God, the more certain this promise becomes!

  4. A beautiful reminder! He rescues. He restores. He redeems.

  5. Oh, the last verse is so comforting and inviting ..I need to write this translation down .. "There is a faithful love with the Lord!" He is always there...
    Thank you for being a light and showing a way to His arms ...

    1. I have only recently become aware of the HCSB version. I welcome the additional nuances of understanding the wording offers. And I welcome your generous words here. Thank you for stopping by.

  6. I am so thankful that He has brought me out to a spacious place and rescued me. I find it interesting how it says, "He brought me OUT". Once I endure for just a little while, He brings me out. Thank you for sharing at The Weekend Brew!

    1. Glad to have found your Weekend Brew Community. It blesses us all with a multitude of heartfelt posts to peruse.

  7. Just blogging around and found your blog. So good to see you here so many deserted blogs these days. Thank you for letting me visit.