Colors faded.
Movements ceased.
Sounds silenced.
All was still and quiet—in her heart.
She was aware of it for months. Soothed by the calm, yet disturbed by a greater need. There was something more—something deeper. Striving proved to bring no joy. And so she pondered for weeks until finally—revelation. The something more had to come from Him—but at her appeal. With unwavering trust she whispered…
“It’s time Lord.”
He immediately moved on her words to bring to pass the one thing guaranteed to bring new life to her heart—healing.
“Lord, it’s time for a deeper work.”
He had been waiting for this. Waiting for the wisdom He deposited into her seasons past to take root and bloom. He was waiting for her to call on Him for deeper soul work.
His agenda was short, yet purposeful: Expand her capacity to hold new facets of His love and reinforce her identity in Him.
He worked swiftly to align the work her heart needed.
He calculated the level of healing needed to her pain tolerance, assigned angels to minister to her, and people to walk with her.
Stepping back to reassess the plan He looked at His Beloved. Delight welled up within Him. He was proud of His daughter. He knew this would be far more significant than any other season of refining because it was at her call—not His. Now here she stood, His little girl, fully grown declaring courageously His deeper work to be released within her.
Standing proud, Father God resolved all things were in place and ready to be released save one thing—His promise.
Silently and lovingly He wrote His vow across her heart.
I will be with you—always.
Her hand touched her heart. She knew. She knew He was there. She knew He would never leave her. She was confident He would walk through each heartache and tear of her healing. He was with her.
He was present.
But He was also future.
He stood in her future just as much as He stood in her present. This time more than any other she understood the power of her Lord being with her now and calling to her from the soon to be. This deeper work must be done to bridge the two time zones closer. Her destiny depended on it.
The work began.
Brokenness unveiled.
Tears flowed.
Pain gripped.
Heart throbbed.
Sobbing on the floor she could not form into words the weight she felt. Although He stayed silent– she knew the truth. She was not alone. He was with her. As much as she wanted to run from the process—she stayed.
She stayed. She breathed. She waited.
As He healed.
Will you cry out for deeper work in your life?
Relevant Scripture
The LORD will guide you always;
   he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land
   and will strengthen your frame.
You will be like a well-watered garden,
   like a spring whose waters never fail. Isaiah 58:11
Never will I leave you;
   never will I forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5
Relevant Worship
Drink of You by Laura Rhinehart