Empty Aching Arms

     I have not led you to this place, from all the paths you’ve traveled in your life, to forsake you now. I soften your heart to move in Me. I smooth out the rough edges. I lighten the weighed down heart. There is no striving in this place with Me, for I make your way. I will continue to make your way until you stand before Me.

     Yes, My love, your arms are empty and have been emptied, but I fill them. You have trusted Me to fill them with My abundance. You look back upon your life and survey the loss, My love you had to see that anything you tried to put in the place of what I had for you was emptier still and did not satisfy. Oh love, My precious reed that can break under a heavy load of care, I lift your head and I fill your empty aching arms.

     It is not merely to be filled so that you can rejoice, but that from you will flow out abundance and blessings on all you touch, on all under your influence. Beloved, you find even now that your present circumstances does not fill your arms. I use this place to bring you into your green pasture. It is okay to be empty, to feel empty, as long as you look at Me to fill you, for I surely will.

     In this place of emptiness I reveal your heart, I reveal even the desires of your heart, those right desires I created in you since the foundation of the earth. I created your inmost being, do not forget this. It is not man or man’s actions that will satisfy it is My breath upon you that gives you life, it is My Spirit flowing through you that gives you purpose and moves you. All else is a chasing after the wind.

     Continue to sit before Me and let Me impart to You what I will, for as you do I fill you with more of Me and remove the false coverings, the fluttery desires that go only surface deep, and the logic and paradigms you have used to guide your own steps. Instead, I give you a heart of faith and mind renewed to see from My viewpoint. Oh love, walk with Me even more, drink of Me, feast on Me.

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Psalm 3:3-4

“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the nois “But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high. I call out to the Lord, and he answers me from his holy mountain. I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the Lord sustains me.”

Psalm 23:1-6

“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley,I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”

Psalm 37:3-4

“Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”

Psalm 139:13-14

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”

Matthew 12:15-21

“Aware of this, Jesus withdrew from that place. A large crowd followed him, and he healed all who were ill. He warned them not to tell others about him. This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah: ‘Here is my servant whom I have chosen, the one I love, in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will proclaim justice to the nations. He will not quarrel or cry out; no one will hear his voice in the streets. A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out, till he has brought justice through to victory. In his name the nations will put their hope.’”

John 10:10

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”