The battered bride is an impossibility in Christ. Yet I have heard many who claim to be His bride talk as though He is the cause of their suffering. Recently I was tempted myself to go down this thoughtless road.
As you are aware I was getting into a position to fund the clients through the Phase One website. This is my intention and will be accomplished. I have goals but not without hostile opposition. The FBI just executed a warrant which I have not seen or been informed of that was used to steal the Phase One website. Does this hinder my work? Absolutely. Are they in the belief they are doing right? Probably though many agents have long since sold their soul to the devil. This event came to me with the news that my sister was given a death sentence of no more than 5 years with bone cancer. Throw on top of this the fear and phobias of those I love and it was easy to ask God if His promises are true or if He knows what He is doing. There are harsh times and chastisement in every love relationship but there is not abuse and battering. Our Groom is a lover and a giver. Though suffering may come our way it is not from our lovers hand. Will we know our lover and remember His loving caress? If He doesn’t lift His hand quickly to deliver us will we doubt His affection?
I was once given sound advice not to doubt in the darkness what I had seen in the light. Modifying this advice a little I would say don’t doubt the lover you know when He appears distant. When I went to strengthen myself when all hell broke loose and seemed to be prevailing I looked to my lover, my Groom. His attributes are beyond searching out but very reassuring. Read the song of Solomon if you don’t remember the thoughts of lovers. I’ve spent a little time on this bride theme in hopes to encourage you to visualize your standing at law, and in God’s heart so you’ll find the confidence to make it to your certain victory. Dorean has taken you through a path of suffering and the world is in dire straights but we have a safe harbor, a sure refuge, high tower, and most of all an intimate bosom of love to hide and protect us. Listen to this heartbeat even though troubles fill your eyes and you will know you are well loved.