An Unreachable Place

Once again I find myself in a place only the Lord can reach. I say, He alone, because I don’t see how anyone else can reach me, yet I know He is all powerful. David found himself in such a place and said, “Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.” (Psalm 139:7-10) I have been here several times, lonely cut off from everyone. The first time I remember was in college selling books door to door, alone in another state were no one I knew could reach me, but God prepared a message from my brother that reached me exactly in the moment of my despair and doubt of God’s ability and love. Another time was at work, demoted unjustly, abandoned by friends and alone, but God sent relief and comfort.

There were other times when I was alone and abandoned, but never by God, even in my doubt and waywardness, He never left me. Yeshua was in just such a place on the cross when He cried out, “About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”). (Matthew 27:46) The Hebrew writer observed, “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” (Hebrews 4:15-16) Yeshua, has faced every situation we have or will and overcome. We may feel abandoned, alone, rejected, a victim of injustice, or under any other sort of oppression that separates and imprisions us, but there is no place where Yeshua can not reach. Moreover, He knows what we are facing and how we feel.

Will you join me to reach out and take His hand, His love, and His presence? We got ourselves in the place of solitary confinement, but He can meet us here and lead us out. Nothing is impossible with him. Once again, I must rest in Him and let His presence meet my need. I don’t know how He will do it, but He is able. He is the most important person of all. David recognized this a cried out in His anguish, “Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones you have crushed rejoice. Hide your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquity. Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me. (Psalm 51:8-12) Let faith arise, Lord, Yeshua.

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Retired Journeyman
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