When hard pressed, I cried to the Lord;
He brought me into a spacious place.Psalm 118:5
Maybe you’re familiar with the phrase…
“ Freedom is not Free”
In other words there’s a sacrificial exchange where freedom is found. Was this not exactly what happened when Our Lord’s Body was crushed for our transgressions?
Maybe you feel like your world is falling down around you and it would be so easy to give up. Hear me— you’re exactly where you need to be, when we finally get to the end of ourselves it makes way for a new life to emerge.
Some of the hardest seasons in my life brought about the freedom that I rest in today. Of course I don’t want to relive them, but I wouldn’t trade them either. They were the wine press— the shaping of who I am.
On Day 10 remember that The Vinedresser is at work. When the pressing seems unbearable, don’t lose heart— New Wine is being made.
Yield to what His careful hand is doing in your life. — Carly