Void of Voids
by Cynthia Jennings | June 19, 2019Void of Voids
As women at some point in our lives we will all experience a void of some type. We will have questions surrounding the void that usually encompass “why.” Why do I have this void? Am I the cause of the void? Why does this void hurt so bad? Or what can I do to eliminate this void? These questions are often swirling around in our heads and oftentimes leave us frustrated, sad and exhausted because we don’t have a specific answer to the “why.”
We can spend days, weeks, months and in my case sometimes years trying to figure out the “why.” But the reality that was revealed to me in prayer some years ago. Whether the “why” is figured out or not does not take away the void. It only gives the possible reason for the void. However, the possible reason does not always alleviate or eliminate the frustration, sadness and exhaustion caused but the void.
I’ve learned through trial and error and disobedience to God’s voice the best way to deal with a void is to acknowledge there is a void and the emotional pain associated with the void. I am in no way minimizing the pain caused by voids. What I am saying, from my experience. Holding on to the ‘why” of the void causes more pain than the actual void. Because the negativity surrounding the “why” of the void inundates and overshadows God’s purpose of the void.
Through much prayer and times of crying I surrendered to the voice of God, humbled myself before Jesus and took the instructions of The Holy Spirit. Once I got out of denial, I was equipped to acknowledge the void and the associated pain. Then I was able to make a conscious and intentional plan to RENEW my thought process about the void. The initial plan was to no longer view the void as negative but positive. When I changed and RENEWED my thought process, I was able to see God in the void (the positive) and no longer see the VOID OF VOIDS (the negative).
Voids are real! Voids do cause emotional pain! But your perspective of the void will determine if the void will leave you emotionally damaged or spiritually healed.
PEARLStoPONDER: There is NO void in your life that God cannot fill.
Psalm 91:1-1-- He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
Matthew 11:28-30-- Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
Romans 12:2--And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.