A Spacious Place

  I will be glad and rejoice in Your love,
    for You saw my affliction
    and knew the anguish of my soul.
You have not given me into the hands of the enemy
    but have set my feet in a spacious place.  Psalm 31:7-8  (NIV)

Are you going through a hard time? An illness?  Family troubles?  Job difficulties?  You need a spacious place, the prescription that will heal your aching heart.  The psalmist shared this cure when he wrote of his affliction and the anguish of his soul.  Then he rejoiced that God put his feet in a spacious place.

Anguish and affliction describe when we left our camping ministry.  It was a rough time, and I was worried where we would live.  I shouldn’t have worried, of course, for God prepared for us this spacious place to rent. Our yard has lush green grass, even here in the brown state of Montana.  Huge old willow and cottonwood trees shade the south side of our house and protect us from winter winds.  A lovely English garden is nestled in front of an old dairy barn, surrounded by hay fields and mountains in the distance.  Yes, Jesus knew just the place I needed to heal my anguish.

Jesus also promises to prepare a place for us in heaven.  His promise of a heavenly home keeps me going even on the toughest days. He is arranging for me a glorious, spacious place.  God has a spacious place for you, too, my TEA CUPP friend. Its is better than anything we can ask or imagine, a balm to heal our hurting hearts. For today, may that spacious place be at the foot of the Cross.

Thank You, dearest Jesus, for a spacious place to heal all our afflictions.

Today’s TEA CUPP:  I pray God’s spacious place for all on my prayer list. 

In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.  John 14:2 (NKJV)

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New King James Version (NKJV)The Holy Bible, New King James Version Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.

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