"Many of My people are resting
in their own hand instead of in Mine.
They have put their trust
in what they believe instead of in Me.
"The weight of their burdens still crushes them,
the heaviness of their fears still oppress them,
and the reality of their sins is still hidden from them.
"Their rest is in their understanding
and in their system of theology
instead of in My reality—
I am a system of verses to them!
"Because their rest is in their own hands,
they cannot see and come out from under
the mountain of their burdens, fears and sins.
"I long to set them free, but they are too proud
of their understanding to let Me open their eyes.
They are too confident that they are already free,
that they have no sins, fears or burdens.
"Look, My beloved people! I want to set you free!
I want to give you a greater and deeper rest
than what you struggle to believe you already have.
"I know you are afraid that you will be crushed
if you open your eyes and let go of your 'system,'
but I want you to trust Me, because I am not afraid!
I will never be content with you fearing your darkness.
"I want you to open your eyes.
Trust Me—I will be your light!
But if you do not open your eyes,
you will not be able to see My light."
Art: "Afraid of the Dark"