Joel: 2: 1 Blow the trumpet in Zion, sound the alarm on my holy mountain! Let all who dwell in the land tremble, for the day of the LORD is coming.
“My child, these are hard words, a difficult message. For the day of the Lord is terrible to behold. That is why I have prepared my faithful ones. What is coming will terrify many, even those who thought their faith was strong. But, my child, those who lean on their own strength will be like the branch that tries to resist the hurricane. It will be snapped off and blown away. But the one who is humble before God, and says, ‘Lord I am too weak to withstand all this, but you are God! My Father, my Abba, hold me!’ that one I will carry through every trial, and even if he suffers, he will not be defeated or put to shame. Child, do not lean on your own strength, but lean on me, for I am your strength. Be joyful, even in the midst of trial, for your Savior comes to rule the nations with justice and the peoples with fairness.”
Come Lord Jesus! My Father, my Abba, hold me and never let me stray through sin. Let my heart rejoice in knowing your nearness, O beloved Father of my heart. Blessed Trinity of love, I love you!