th (2)Do you ever get letters in the mail anymore? With email, texting and cell phones, a written letter seems to be rare.  It takes time to write a letter to someone.  You have to choose the right words to convey your message.  It’s not like a text message where the reader responds immediately so you can clarify if necessary. You have to be intentional with each work you select. Knowing that makes a written letter even more precious.

I have one letter that has meant more to me than I can say.  I’ve had it for years and I read it often.  I have copies of it in different places in my house, so it is always handy. You’re smart, so I’m certain you’ve caught on by now.  It’s the Word of God, a love letter written to each one of us from the Lord.  The amazing thing about it is, it reads new each day.  I can read the same verses I’ve read before and find new meaning in them.

That happened to me last night.  I’ve been talking with the Lord for a few days now about a particular situation.  I felt like He told me how things would play out months ago, but because it hasn’t happened yet, I began questioning.  Did I really hear Him correctly? Or did I just think what I wanted to hear?  Am I the only one who questions themselves that way?

Anyway, I was reading a book on a totally unrelated topic and the writer quoted Isaiah 55:10-11,

As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is My word that goes out from My mouth: It will not return to Me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

Sitting there with the book in my hands, I felt the Lord say to me,

Not only My word found in Genesis through Revelation, but every word of Mine… those I’ve spoken to you and over you.  Those words will not return to Me empty either.  You can rest in them. Even the word I gave you a few months back about …”

I threw the book I was reading aside and grabbed a copy of the Bible flipping to Isaiah 55:10-11.  Call me crazy, but I like to make sure anything someone quotes from the Bible is an accurate quote and not their spin on it.  And there it was, word for word as I had read before.  The questions ceased in my heart and were replaced by a sudden peace [Philippians 4:7]. I was reminded of Job 42:2 that says,

I know that You can do all things; no plan of Yours can be thwarted.”

And then 1 Thessalonians 5:24 came to mind,

The One who calls you is faithful and He will do it.”

It was as if the Lord was saying,

Relax, girl.  I’ve got this!”

What have you been questioning God about today? He’s big enough for our questions.  I’m certain we will never stump Him with what we ask. If you haven’t found an answer to your question, pick up the letter He wrote you.  The answer’s in there.  I’m sure of it!