Shout It Out

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{Guest Devotional by Renee Fisher}

Those who plant in tears will harvest with shouts of joy. Psalm 126:5 (NLT)
Nothing is ever too far out of the reach of God's grasp
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Nothing is ever too far out of the reach of God’s grasp. (tweet this)

No amount of sorrow, loss, sickness, pain, grief, and negative emotions will ever separate you from Him.

Why? Because God is Sovereign and [still] in control over all your circumstances. 

That does not mean that I don’t ask “why” or soak my pillow in the night with my tears. No!

Take my blog, for instance. Blogging was like putting flesh on the Bible. I picked different Bible verses and explained how the Word literally sustained me through tough times. “The Sovereign LORD has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being taught” (Isaiah 50:4).

My blogs also enabled me to encourage my friends and fellow “planters” who were also suffering in some way–like me. It connected me to the body of Christ like no other and gave me a song in the night instead of tears for my pillow.

Paul got it too.

He said, “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows. If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer (2 Corinthians 1:3-6).

Each time I wipe away the tears from my eyes, I am comforted knowing there are others who experience fear, heartache, and rejection. 

May this be a reminder to you, that you too are not alone.

Dear God, Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, when we have the opportunity, help us do good to our fellow planters, especially to those who belong to the family of Christ. Amen

{About Renee Fisher: The Author Of This Guest Devotional}
Renee Fisher, the Devotional Diva®, is the spirited speaker and author of Faithbook of Jesus, Not Another Dating Book, Forgiving Others, Forgiving Me, and Loves Me Not. A graduate of Biola University, Renee’s mission in life is to “spur others forward” (Hebrews 10:24) using the lessons learned from her own trials to encourage others in their walk with God. She and her husband, Marc, live in California with their dog, Star. Learn more about Renee at devotionaldiva.com.

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