This morning has been quite an adventure that I’m still processing…
(Isn’t it wonderful and incredible how the Lord can take us on an “adventure” —all right from our seat at the dining room table?)
Where do I begin?
The Lord first led me to this verse, which I’ve been digging into this morning…
“Then the Lord will appear over them,
And His arrow will go forth like lightning;
And the Lord God will blow the trumpet,
And will march in the storm winds of the south.”—Zechariah 9:14
Then He began teaching me about “arrows”…
“He has made My mouth like a sharp sword,
In the shadow of His hand He has concealed Me;
And He has also made Me a select arrow,
He has hidden Me in His quiver.”—Isaiah 49:2
Do you know that God likes to use us… us… as His “secret weapon”?
He shapes and prepares us…
And we’re kept safely in His “quiver”—a “hiding place.”
…As He makes us ready….to be “aimed” and “fired”….
And God doesn’t miss His target.
“You are my hiding place. You protect me from trouble; You surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah”—Psalm 32:7
“You are my hiding place and my shield; I put my hope in Your word.”—Psalm 119:114
Do you know, that when we’re in His will, and in His presence, in His hands…we are in the safest, most wonderful place we could possibly be?
“Comfort” and “safety” according to the world’s standards is an illusion.
It’s not real….
True comfort and true “safety” is when we’re living in the will of God.
When we seek the comforts and the safety the world offers us, there are hidden traps and hidden pits of quicksand that can pull us under.
But when we seek God, and we walk His path for our lives, no matter how “dangerous” the “mission”…. we are the “safest” we could ever be, in Him.
“The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.”—Psalm 9:9
And then, in His perfect timing He “releases” us, like an “arrow” into His plans and purposes… And His “aim” is perfect.
And even in the midst of “danger” or counter attacks, even in the midst of the greatest pain of affliction that we could face…
He reminds us that He has GOOD plans for us!
And He does something DEEP within us that propels us into our destiny with Him!
He faithfully surrounds us with “songs of deliverance”…”reminders of VICTORY”…
And from within these kinds of times…
His voice so powerfully and so faithfully pierces through the unknown, the uncertainty, the appearance on the surface of the situation… like a light piercing through the darkness.
Glorious rays of hope. ☀️
And isn’t it amazing how it seems that God often speaks so clearly, and so powerfully into us during these kinds of challenging times?
During times of affliction, we can hear Him singing over us triumphantly…
“Hang on! Keep going! Keep trusting Me! Just you wait and see…”
“Just watch and see what I will do! For I do a great and mighty thing! No matter how it seems…”
Thank You, Father. ?