The question was:
“What are the encouraging words you want to hear when you’re having a hard day?”
Normally, I know where I'm supposed to take the direction of my writing when I see the prompt, but not this time. I really had to ponder on it.
What is it that I really want to hear?
Better question, what is it that I really NEED to hear on a hard day?
Lots of things have come to my mind over the past week, but none of them seemed to echo in my spirit, except for one.
At the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, of those who are in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth.
The knee of discouragement.
The knee of despair.
The knee of loneliness.
The knee of confusion.
The knee of betrayal.
The knee of hurt.
The knee of defeat.
All of them will bow at His name.
You see, my heart has been in a battle this week and maybe this writing prompt was just for me. As I read on past Phillipians 2:10, tears fill my eyes because I know He is here talking directly to me.
So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.
For I confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.