Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Rescuer is real... and the Rescue is coming.

That title.  Did you catch it?

"The Rescuer is real... and the Rescue is coming."  

I don't know where I was when I heard those words, and frankly, I don't remember who I heard them from.  All I know is that I sent myself an email from my phone with nothing but those words because they were a lifeline, tossed at my head as I was plunging under a particular storm wave.

This week I was considering quitting blogging.  I periodically feel this way but this time was different.  Several friends in the blog world have taken extended vacations away from social media for various reasons and they've survived.  Their lives have continued.  The world kept spinning without them blogging about it.

Anyway, I'd been hit pretty hard by somethings that I won't share here, and I just thought, "Maybe my time at this platform is finished."  It might be coming closer to a close... I don't really know yet.  I'm holding it open-handedly to God and letting Him make that call as I've said yes to other opportunities this year that have begun to fill my schedule up and leave less and less space for blogging about life at this site.  What I do know is this;  As long as He gives me something, and presses it firmly into my heart with that ever-familiar, "blog this right now... don't think, just let My words flow and hit publish," I'll do it.  

So here I sit.

I stumbled upon those rescuer words in my saved emails, and I felt the slam of the "blogthisrightnow" feeling.  I don't know who needs to hear this more than I do right now.  But I'm betting that "blogthisrightnow" feeling wasn't only for myself.

I'm actively waiting for a rescue.  In fact, if you want to know the truth of it, am desperate for one in three specific areas of my life right now.  Desperate is the best word I can find to describe it.  In that desperation (and often, in the pit...) I forget that a rescue is indeed coming and I begin to mentally doubt that maybe it's not.  Maybe my paltry troubles are too insignificant to gain the attention of an almighty God watching over a plane that nobody in the world seems to be able to locate. Or maybe my small issues that feel so all-encompassing in my little world, pale in comparison to the family who just lost a loved one in a helicopter crash in downtown Seattle.

If I really believe that though...that God is only capable of handling or caring about the huge issues out there, then my God is pretty small.  



If He is who I believe He is, and is as mighty as I claim to know He is, then I am not beneath His notice, nor are the issues I deal with.  I am in the palm of His hand and He sees my aching heart, my complaints are near to His ear, and my tears are on His fingertip.  It takes me a few steps outside my front door to see His work and the vastness of all He has created, and I am reminded of this truth-  The God who created everything is aware of me. 

And He is aware of you too my friend. 

The Rescuer is real.  And the Rescue is coming.  

Don't lose heart.  Don't quit.  Don't lose faith.  Cling fast.  He is real.  If that message is for you somehow, in some capacity, let it sink in, because this is coming from Him, through my keyboard.  I claim no ownership of His words.  Repeat it over and over again... "The Rescuer is real and the Rescue is coming."  

Believe it friend.



33 comments:

  1. I needed to hear this post today Sasha. Thank you for sharing it with us. You always have the words that speak right to my heart, when I need to hear them most.

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    1. And thank YOU for encouraging me. You're pretty good at that. :)

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  2. I love this beautiful reminder!!! Thank you!!! I would hate to not see your posts anymore, but I know and understand when God calls you to move, you move!! Praying that you would feel His undeniable leading, in all areas of your life!!! Love from the East Coast <3

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    1. Thank you and love that... your prayers mean a lot to me.

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  3. Hope you don't mind if I share this with you. When burdens are wearing me down I like to hold open the palm of my right hand and think about Isaiah 41:13 "For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you". When I'm really desperate I've held my palms up to heaven and said "I surrender!". The feeling of peace that has come over me has been immediate. I love you Sasha and your devotions mean so much to me! I don't tell you nearly enough.

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    1. Oh Lisa... I just adore you right back. And that verse... how many times has that verse encouraged ME? Thank you for reminding me of it. I so appreciate how often you just "get it."

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  4. I always enjoy your posts! Sometimes your words are needed and all within good timing. Praying for you to find His peace while you wait on His leading. Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders....Hillsong Oceans. This has been my prayer even for myself as of late.

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    1. That is my all time favorite song right now. I can't even sing it without bawling. thank you...

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  5. The Rescuer is REAL!! Love this truth and encouragement. He'll show you what to do friend. There will be peace. Don't be lead by emotion.

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    1. I know... it's true... Emotion is awful. LOL

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  6. oh girl you are NOT below his radar. ever ever. love you sweet girl

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    1. Thank you sweet Paige for the encouragement. I so appreciate you.

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  7. Yes! I believe it. [He knows my name. He knows my every need. He sees each tear that falls, and hears me when I call.] Thanks for the reminder of all the things I know to be true. Calling out to Him on your behalf. xoxo ~Sal

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  8. Please don't stop blogging! I'd miss your refreshing honesty, encouraging words, adorable shop items, and all the ways you fluff your darling nest. :)

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  9. It appears to me, that while I'm probably old enough to be your mama, we have one thing in common. The sea always reminds me that the One Who created it is perfectly capable to take care of me and my concerns. I assume by your lovely photos that the sea does the same for you. Praying that you see God's hand in those three areas you feel desperate about. Much love to you.

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  10. I believe it friend!!
    And Oceans is my anthem right now as I take scary steps. I might have learned a thing or two about bravery from you...and that never would have happened if I hadn't met your heart here on this blog😉 Just sayin'...

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  11. So blessed by reading this today.
    God's best direction for your journey,
    Deb

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  12. Oh thank you so much! I just had this conversation yesterday with a friend. Knowing God is there but still needing a glimpse of hope from Him to get me through to the other side. I keep praying, praying, praying for a major relationship miracle, for the grace and strength to get through my 13 year old dog who is on his way to doggie heaven. Most of us have major stuff that only God, the Rescuer can come and work things out for His glory. The Rescue is coming Sasha, just hang on. I will be sad if you stop blogging but you have to do what's best for you. I gave up FB and don't miss it at all. The Holy Spirit will lead you and all will be well with your soul!

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  13. Only you know the calling of our Lord on your life....but know that you are never insignificant to him nor are your troubles! Pray without ceasing and listen for his calm voice on your soul...praying for you during this time in your life....know your words and posts are appreciated on a very deep level and I find them to be so encouraging. I purchase the handstamped garland for my Chistmas tree this year..but after December, I found I couldn't put it away. I have it draped over a large gold mirror in our foyer as a reminder of who I need to seek...just wanted you to know your work is being used year round....

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  14. ...The Rescue is coming. Those are the words I always latch onto : will be, is, surely, etc. :)

    Don't stop blogging!!! I know it's work, and you might have to do it differntly, but don't stop. You would survive, but a bunch of us would miss you!

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  15. It was me! It was me! (along with a bunch of others) God prompted you to write for me! I just found out that a long-shot-but-still-my-best-shot-so-far-as-my-eyes-can-see-it for career change didn't work out. I have spent 5 years jumping through every hoop the world of education has asked me to jump through, yet I'm still not there yet. I have asked many to pray and I'm now faced with hearing a bajillion times how God has something better planned for me and how I don't want this if it isn't what God had planned for me. I believe that, but I'm still in a place of mourning so it's not a fun task to look forward to having that conversation again and again. (I'm too open. I need to just shut my mouth sometimes!) Anyway, I was just sitting here thinking, "God, I need to read something that will help me to begin--at least begin--to move past this place of mourning to where I can rally and lift up my face to you and claim victory in my life through you." This post did that for me! So thank you.
    Right now I feel like all of the things I desire in my life (things that I believe God has placed there) will not happen. But I can begin to let go of this particular plan that didn't work out in order to open my hands for what he has in store for me.
    You have to do what you have to do regarding blogging. That's between you and God. But I want to take an opportunity to tell you that I've loved reading your words for a couple of years now (since I first read about your daughter writing her own "blog") and I thank God that he's asked you to share with us in the blogosphere for any amount of time! Your sharing has been a blessing to me. Thanks!

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  16. I don't know what your walk is right now but I too need to be rescued. 30 years of marriage is hanging by a wisp of a thread. All my youth wrapped up in it.I just can't seem to figure out if the voice i'm hearing is His or my craziness.How will I know? Prayer's to you and rest sent your way.

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  17. You have no idea how desperately I needed this encouragement today - in several different areas of my life - thank you to listening to God's gentle voice and sharing a life-saving word with us. Hugs and blessings

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  18. I needed that so much today. On monday, we were surprised to find out that I am pregnant with our third child.... the same day my husband found out he has approx. 30 days before they get rid of his position. Obviously I've been overwhelmed and fearful, and have not been able to understand God's plan for us, but this buried itself into my heart. Thank you. I hope everything works out for you as far as the blog goes, I'd miss checking in every couple of days! You're a blessing in so many people's lives- more than you could ever know. :)

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  19. this reminds me of the jesus storybook bible. it's all about the rescue! our individual one and the one where He comes back and makes everything new. oh glory!

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  20. "As long as He gives me something, and presses it firmly into my heart... I'll do it..." words of confirmation in my life right now... you have NO idea... just sitting here in my favorite coffee shop, crying reading this... Words for my soul ache this morning... Thank you for being obedient and listening to his urging! You bless me so!

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  21. For me today. Thank you my friend.

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  22. Thank you- More than you will know. i jumped over here after reading you on Edie's blog-

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  23. How this resonates with me, as I sit here sobbing. 8 months suffering through my daughter's almost unrelenting pain following a concussion in July. Hospital visits, medications, pain, loss of all normalcy, struggling to keep up at school... I am lacking in all other areas of life as I am consumed with her recovery. How I need rescued, and even more, how I need the Rescuer. Thank you.

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  24. Jumped over to your blog from Edie's. So glad to find you, and even tho you said you keep struggles with your son private on your blog, I am naturally drawn to others who walk a similar path with us. This post is great. Not great as in it's great that you are "desperate for rescue" in 3 areas of your life. Great in that you are sharing your struggles with all of us...and great that you know the Source of all wisdom. By sharing your heart, you are helping us all. The verse you shared from Psalm 40:1 (in your next post) is one of my very favorite verses. :) Thank you so much for sharing your heart today.

    We all need rescuing. Every single day.

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  25. I needed this more than you could ever know. But God knew. He knew I needed this. So He needed you to write it. For me.

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