He has made so many promises
and given so many reminders of His love;
so many touches, so many kisses, so many whispers.

I’m not sure any of us realize the weight of our prayers when we plead,
"Lord, fill my heart with Your desires. Break me down and rebuild me with You." 

Sure, we know that we’re supposed to long for that
and so maybe we pray it without knowing what it means;
or maybe we can never know what it means until we pray it.
Either way, the reason I’m so dumbfounded these days and confused about my high level of pain being matched by an equal level of peace is that He is here.

He is pruning on purpose, because that’s what He does.
He led me to a place where I would long for this very thing to be happening to me, and then He had the open door to answer.

Nothing the Lord does is coincidence. My heart knows that, full well. 

They will come with weeping: they will pray as I bring them back. I will lead them beside streams of water on a level path where they will not stumble, because I AM Israel’s father, and Ephraim is My firstborn son. -Jeremiah 31:9

Friends, it is no coincidence that this verse was highlighted in my Bible and I don’t even remember doing it. It is also no coincidence that He brought me to it almost exactly 2 weeks ago, in preparation for what He was going to pour out.

You know what He reminded me last night? He reminded me of His call on my heart to love the broken. He reminded me of His plan for my life to bring healing to the broken. He reminded me last night that I am exactly where He wants me to be.

(Source: thereisabetterway)