Let Your Heart Go Forth

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The season of sunset as it draws a veil over the day,
befits that repose of the soul
when earthborn cares yield to the joys of heavenly communion.
The glory of the setting sun excites our wonder,
and the solemnity of approaching night awakens our awe.
If the business of this day will permit it, it will be well, dear reader,
if you can spare an hour to walk in the field at eventide,
but if not,
the Lord is in the town too,
and will meet with you in your chamber or in the crowded street.
Let your heart go forth to meet Him.

~Charles Spurgeon from his Morning and Evening Devotionals

 

Many of the young adults I see in my practice struggle to sleep at night. Their minds are racing, they can’t stop worrying, their bodies are tight with tension.
Their hope is I might prescribe a pill since they’ve tried marijuana and several shots of vodka, and that isn’t helping.

I would like to prescribe an hour with God at sunset but that is not permissible at a public institution.

Instead, I’m allowed to speak of emotional support animals, or yoga, or an evening stroll, or “meditation” or even a labyrinth walk, but never letting one’s heart go forth to meet God.

Spurgeon, out of his own anxiety and depression, knows the healing of a walk with God at sunset.
It is throwing the cares of the heart out to Him and knowing He will catch and hold them tight.

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3 thoughts on “Let Your Heart Go Forth

  1. Your photos are brilliant because Gods benediction to each day is brilliant ! You have captured the essence of His glory. His majestic artwork! I’ve noticed on my FB and Instagram more and more people are taking pictures of sunrises and sunsets. Perhaps we are all looking up because our redemption draws near! Thanks for your inspiring blog!

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  2. I too am sorry that you cannot share matters of faith and of God, even in the broadest, non- parochial terms, with the youth. This seems to be the condition of our world now, where true religion is lost in a sea of secularism OR fundamentalist extremism. And many many people are throwing the baby out with the bath water and turning away completely from things of the spirit, despite the fact that we are created spiritual and will always long for the connection with our Creator. Thanks for your thoughtful post.

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