“Oh, to have one’s soul under heavenly cultivation; no longer a wilderness but a garden of the Lord! Enclosed from the waste, walled around by grace, planted by instruction, visited by love, weeded by heavenly discipline, and guarded by divine power, one’s favored soul is prepared to yield fruit unto the Lord.” Charles Spurgeon
We are well-watered and walk securely by the truth and wisdom of God’s Word, the whole counsel of the Bible not our emotions.
We love well as we know Him more and recognize that it is His love that compels us to live and speak in a way that is often misunderstood by those who don’t know Him.
But He is personal and able to be known by those who seek Him on His terms not their own; by those￼ who humble themselves under His loving conviction and the free offer of His sweet redemption￼ through faith by the grace￼ of Jesus Christ.￼
“Blessed is the one…whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on His law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers!” Psalm 1
I work hard on my garden but the weeds are constant and it’s hard not to give up and let them take over even if it sometimes feels futile. Lord please help me persevere.
We can’t be good enough or even feel good enough. It’s fully by God’s grace. He’s not giving up on you; don’t give up on Him. You can trust the finished work of Jesus and He will help you persevere!!!
But I am sorry that you feel so defeated.