Refiner’s Fire

Embrace the process you are going through, for surely I am tying knots in you, and there is purpose in this pain. I am doing a deep work in you, and it will produce great freedom in your life, if you choose to embrace it. I am going deep within your innermost being, right down to the core. It’s the refiner’s fire. I am burning away the impurities, the deep issues of the heart that you keep stumbling on, the issues that keep resurfacing. I desire to heal you and bring you greater freedom in these areas, as we deal with them together in the light and love of My grace.

“Come now, and let us reason together,”
Says the Lord,
“Though your sins are as scarlet,
They will be as white as snow”

Isaiah 1:18

What used to be a stumbling block for you will become a stepping stone. Your life will produce even more fruit, and a greater harvest for My glory. Continue to yield to the Potter’s hand. Trust in Me, and the works I am doing both in you and through you.

Streams in the Desert

Well done, My good and faithful servant. I am pleased with you and how you have continued to posture your heart towards Me as you have walked through the refiner’s fire, the stretching, and this season of testing. You have continued to stand, to trust Me, and keep your heart soft and pliable. I love you, and I am surely working all things in your life together for good (Romans 8:28). I am training and teaching you to depend and rely solely on Me as your everlasting source. I am faithful and trustworthy. I care about every detail of your life, big and small things alike. Nothing escapes My notice. I am working even in the stillness, what seems to be a desert season. I am doing much work beneath the surface, deep inside your inward self, and soon it shall spring forth.

“Behold, I will do something new,
Now it will spring forth;
Will you not be aware of it?
I will even make a roadway in the wilderness,
Rivers in the desert.”

Isaiah 43:19

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Continue to look to Me, and don’t be buffered by the winds and waves. I’ve got you. I am your strength and shield. I am fighting for you. The Lord your God who goes before you will Himself fight on your behalf” (Deut. 1:30). I surround you with songs of deliverance (Psalm 32:7).

You will soon see victory on every front. I am your protector, your deliverer, your all in all. I am your all sufficient God! Those who put their hope in Me will not be disappointed.

“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. “Arise, Jerusalem! Let your light shine for all to see.”

Isaiah 60:1

Stronger

 Though the winds beat violently against me, I will keep my eyes on You.

I will not be overtaken, I know my Savior is taking me through.

Though fires burn all around me, I am safe and secure in Your care.

You are lovingly keeping watch over every single hair.

Stronger.

I am being made stronger.

My faith is growing through this storm.

Safe in Your loving embrace, in Your strong arms I am kept warm.

I don’t know where we are headed, but I’m trusting in you, My Guide.

“You’re good all the time,” a truth I know even the darkness can’t hide.

Jesus, my precious Jesus, my eyes are solely on You.

You are my Strength and my Song.

Though I feel weak, You are making me strong.

My victory, it is assured.

Your promise, it’s going to endure.

Weeping, yes, it may last for a night.

But I know joy is coming, and like the eagle, I will soon soar to a new height.

-Angie Stolba, 12-2-15.