Hold on a Little Longer

So I see that you’ve reached your end. You walked out from the fight and left everything else we worked hard for. You said that you’re going to wait but I guess the waiting is over. You grew tired. You’ve let go of my hands, of my heart, and of my leading. You lost trust in Me.

For the past few days, you stopped calling My name. But tonight, you did.

You remembered me. In fact, you shouted for me. But your words are no longer with me.

I heard you loud and clear. In tears. With a broken heart, you said, “Jesus, I don’t need you.”

When you reach your end, am I still enough?

When promises are not fulfilled, am I still enough?

When all else fails, am I still going to be enough?

I thought I’d ask you again, am I still enough?

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I know you. I know you so well my beloved. You don’t give up easily. You hold on even if there are no more reasons to stay. You fight even if nobody else believes that’s it worth it. You love even if it hurts like hell.

You’ve gone through seasons of hardships and victories. You’ve endured pain. You’ve celebrated joy. You have moved from places to places, reached mountains to mountains. You’ve grown from strength to strength.

But sweetheart, today as you give up, you’ve lost grip of me. There’s no more growing from grace to grace. There’s no more walking from freedom to freedom.

Who are you going to turn to? In this life, who else will ever fulfill your deepest longing? Who else will walk through the valleys of death just to save a heart like yours?

And even if you’ve turned to someone else, my heart is still all over you. You may come empty, but my love will never be. You may look full, but oh I can see you. I see your weeping eyes. This “someone else” may save the day, but I am the One greater, who have already saved your beginning to the end until eternity stands.

So here’s a lesson for you my darling. When you reached your end, I asked you not to give up but to surrender. I asked you to be broken gracefully. I asked you to let me be your strength when you are weak. I asked you to be free from all anxieties and suffering.

Because here I am, your Father, arms wide-open, I’ve already conquered these battles for you. I know what’s going to happen. I know what happened. I know what is happening. I am in control. Let me be in control.

I asked you for one thing: Delight in me.

Delight in my presence. Delight in my goodness. Delight in my mornings. Delight in my timing. Delight in my faithfulness. Cause you’re not alone. Oh, my love, you will never be alone.

As you delight in me, everything will move.

Once closed, will finally be opened.

Not doors. Not connections. Not relationships. Not yet.

Once closed, will finally be opened.

Your heart

Once closed, will finally be opened.

Your heart, first.

Miracles will follow, I promise you. Strength will be given. Yes will be everywhere.

Call for me. Call for your Father. Don’t work alone. It’s not by your might, not by your power, but by my Spirit.

When you don’t know what to do, kneel down in surrender.

Fight the way you used to fight. By prayers and petitions.

When nothing seems to work, worship will make a way.

Watch how I exalt the humble. Watch how I take delight in those who seek me with all their heart. Watch how I established the ways of a man as he commits his life to me and only me.

Watch as I change your heart, from a heart seeking for victories to a heart longing to be a blessing.

Nothing else fulfills. No one else secures than a love who patiently waits, perfectly heals, and unconditionally loves.

You will hear a thousand good stories. But our adventure together is the best out there. It’s personal. It’s perfectly written. It’s filled with wonders. And sweet little darling, be ready. I will call you deeper. I will lift you higher. You will lose more as you gain more.

This is you. Perfectly flawed. Perfectly loved.

 

11 thoughts on “Hold on a Little Longer

  1. This is a blast Ms. Joena 😀
    So blessed to read the words that God is dealing with me this past past few days. To SURRENDER and take DELIGHT in Him.
    This like a confirmation to me. Yay! 😄

    Thanks for being a vessel of encouragement through your blogs 😀

    More power to you!
    God bless you more and the work of your hands 😘

  2. Thank you for this Joena! This just opened my eyes that I was walking alone and have lost grip of the hand of Jesus. Med school took too much of my time and there was little time left for Jesus. I was doing it all by myself. 😭Thank you for being an instrument of opening my eyes to reality. God bless you.

  3. Thank you Ms Joena for being a blessing to us. your simple words really encourage us to Trust in Him more and dig a deeper relationship to Him. Keep on making God’s name be known! God bless 💕

  4. Reblogged this on Roisterer and commented:
    “Call for me. Call for your Father. Don’t work alone. It’s not by your might, not by your power, but by my Spirit.

    When you don’t know what to do, kneel down in surrender.

    Fight the way you used to fight. By prayers and petitions.

    When nothing seems to work, worship will make a way.

    Watch how I exalt the humble. Watch how I take delight in those who seek me with all their heart. Watch how I established the ways of a man as he commits his life to me and only me.

    Watch as I change your heart, from a heart seeking for victories to a heart longing to be a blessing.”

  5. Ang sarap sa pakiramdam na through these words of yours, God is speaking to me face to face and I just wanna burst in tears right now.!
    😢😢😢😢😢😢

    Thank you Joena!

  6. Thank you for your presence in my sad world Ms.Joean, thank you for being God’s reminder that everything will be for His greater glory, in His time, by His Will. Thank you for being the comfort of a broken person. Thanks to the Lord, that one message could come across the net to save a heart that almost gave up on everything.

  7. Hi ate Joena. Thank you for this. This is so timely. My quiet time and prayer life have been literally quiet for a few weeks now. I feel like I was disheartened by what’s happening around me. But thank you for this. This is a reminder that God still cares for me and is just waiting for me to open up my heart to Him again. And I was also checked about how I’m now seeking more victories rather than wanting to become a blessing every day. thaaaaaank you talaga. Continue being a blessing! ❤

  8. Thank you so much ate Joena, this is what I really need tonight. Para ako yung kinakausap dito. Ang sarap at ang sakit. Naiiyak ako sobra dito, kahit pa dito ako sa opisina nagbabasa ngayon. Para bang wala ng pake yung puso ko makita man ako ng katrabaho ko na umiiyak habang nagbabasa ng kung ano sa internet, I love it. Thank you kase ginagamit ka ni Lord para i-reach kameng mga wasak ang puso. I don’t actually know what to do na, pero this msg help me kung anong dapat kong gawin. I miss Him, I miss my first love, first friend, first boyfriend, and first hug. May God do bless you po

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