Psalm 126:1-5 (KJV) “When the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream. Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The Lord hath done great things for them. The Lord hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad. Turn again our captivity, O Lord, as the streams in the south. They that sow in tears shall reap in joy”.
I know many of us at one point or the other, although we are in relationship with Christ, can make some foolish decisions which bring about a separation between Him and us. I know this because I have been in that position at one point or another: it can be a very miserable feeling, it is heart-rending.
When you are in this predicament, it is as if the world around exist in only shades of gray, no white anywhere you look. In these moments you seek someone of distinction, discernment, humility, understanding, non-judgmental and integral in knowing the heart and mind of God who will aid you in pulling and gently leading you back to His arms.
Not saying that you cannot get there on your own, but rarely when one is being oppressed by forces of darkness as is the case most times with these separation can one garner the spiritual strength to return to grace on their own.
But we see the dark side of walking out of grace with Jesus; the Psalmist is prolific in pointing out the after effects of regaining good standing: it is as if captivity has been granted to a prisoner facing a life sentence; there is joy, happiness, gladness. You enter a place where you laughter is lighter and without pretension and you are more receptive to granting your fellow brothers and sisters in life and faith good-hearted love without diluting it.
Only God is able to do this for us; turn our sadness into joy, renew rightness in our hearts and minds; take off the dark covering which inhibits our freedom of worship. Oh yes, only God.
Beloved, I know the times are trying and tempting, but there is grace: Jesus has come to set the captives free, and you can gain authority just by hearing His promise of grace. It does not matter if they had to pull you out from a crack house in the worse part of the city; the bed of your married lover; from a meth joint with people of like minds seeking to get rid of the torments in life; the cycle of abusive relationships or even if you are the one abusing someone, let it be known today, Grace is here and in abundance, just come as you are.
Regain just a window of regret for your lost relationship with Jesus and let it gain traction, because the Holy Spirit just needs a smidgen of regret to work with, not much, just a drop. God can and He will do it again for you. Why, you ask? He it is that loves you my dear; He loves you and you can take this to the bank that if ever anyone loves you, it is Jesus.
Get back into His grace; He is calling your name.
Trivia: Which three individuals did God approach and say, “let me talk to y’all for a minute, meet me outside”?