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Morning: “The love of Christ which passeth knowledge.” – Ephesians 3:19
Evening:“I will accept you with your sweet savour.” – Ezekiel 20:41
I think we have all been in that ‘difficult place’. What to do when knowledge fails -when we come to the end of our resources, when we get to that point that we have no answers for the place we are in. We are in over our heads. We are ‘in deep’. Yet even there, the Lord abides.
He owns the depths of the earth, and even the mightiest mountains are his. Psalm 95:4
And from there, we may call on Him.
From the depths of despair, O LORD, I call for your help. Psalm 130:1
Consider Jonah’s cry in Jonah 2:3-7:
For You cast me into the deep,
Into the heart of the seas,
And the floods surrounded me;
All Your billows and Your waves passed over me.
Then I said, ‘I have been cast out of Your sight;
Yet I will look again toward Your holy temple.’
The waters surrounded me, even to my soul;
The deep closed around me;
Weeds were wrapped around my head.
I went down to the moorings of the mountains;
The earth with its bars closed behind me forever;
Yet You have brought up my life from the pit,
O LORD, my God.
“When my soul fainted within me,
I remembered the LORD;
And my prayer went up to You,
Into Your holy temple.
There is no place where we can go, no amount of suffering, confusion, hurt, but where our precious Lord as been there before us!
This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek. Hbr 6:19-20
And when we find ourselves there, at the end of self, at the end of knowledge, at the end of our strength, we meet something far greater, far more wonderful – the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge. It is the great answer to our faint cry!
“O love, thou fathomless abyss!”
This is sweet savor indeed!