Silence is golden……

…..isn’t it?   In times of  loneliness, hopelessness, despair, silence can be deafening.  These desperadoes pound with each beat of the heart; leaving one desperate.  Rather than golden, black is more the color of the day.  What’s one to do?  We simply can’t become bed partners with this group of joy robbers and their ability to turn our own hearts against us.

Have you ever washed a bottle and let water continue to flow into it, lifting the suds up & up & up until nothing but pure water spills out of that bottle?  That’s what we have to do!  Pour refreshing, life-giving water into ourselves until negativity has been washed away and our focus restored!  Jesus is life-giving water.  He doesn’t just wash us white as snow but he desires to give us life and life more abundantly!  Isaiah 61:3 says “…to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for a spirit of heaviness…”  So when silence isn’t golden, you have a promise you can cling to. Don’t let go until the desperadoes have left the building and you are putting on that garment of praise!!

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