I lay still in the dark. The emptiness is vast beside me. Again, sleep won’t come and my mind wanders. Fear threatens to take hold. I reach for the truth. But the words aren’t there. I can remember John 3:16 and a few other token verses, but the truth that I NEED doesn’t come. I open the Bible and press in. Tears flow as my God talks to me in the darkness. Night after night we meet here. I become so hungry to hear from HIM.
He holds me. Carries me. Loves me. Sings over me. Protects me. Sustains me.
HIS words breathe hope into my despair. Truth into the lies. I listen and linger here. He has so much to say.
For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow… Hebrews 4:12
Friend, dig deep. The Lord has something to say!
Whether you are new to Bible study or just need a change, here are a few of my favorite things:
~Do Not Depart is a fantastic website with tools for Bible study
~Savoring Living Water: How to Have an Effective Quiet Time is a book that was written by a sweet friend. It’s a wonderful resource no matter where you are in your walk.
~Mom’s tool box is another great site. This page describes the SOAP Bible study method, but the site also includes lots of different Bible Study plans.