“Therefore, behold, I will this once cause them to know, I will cause them to know mine hand and my might; and they shall know that my name is the Lord” (Jeremiah 16:21).
While I don’t deserve a special place, did nothing for him to invite me in, He gave me an open door and all I need to do is step in.”
“Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye children: for blessed are they that keep my ways. Hear instruction and be wise, and refuse it not. Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors. For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favor of the Lord. But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all that hate me love death” (Proverbs 8:32-36).
I can see how the hand of God is weaving each intricate strand of our lives together to make us truly united and strong. Sometimes, I forget, and instead of knowing that God is always faithful, I cry out, “Where are you, God? My cries shout to the world that I’m up against a mountain and I’m too tired to climb. If only I could remember what you tell me, “God is Faithful.”
I beg for you to send your angels to help me out of the trouble, and then forget that you have a different timepiece than I do: yours is perfect will, and you don’t always rescue me “on the double.” I need to be reminded often, in your still small voice; “God is faithful.” When you do send your angels to take me to the top, before I even have time to complain or stop, you have set me on a hill and the way is made clear. And, what have we learned? To trust? To pray for wisdom? To have faith? We don’t understand how he could have allowed it to happen, but when we look at Calvary and realize that his sacrifice purchased our salvation: we know that it was his love that held him on the cross.
If we could only see the greater picture: God’s unfailing hand at work in our lives and circumstances. When we get to a place when God is all we have, we’ll find that God is all we need. God will make a way out of no way. Today, I pray that the Lord will remind me that he is faithful, again.
I know that if I’ll learn to keep my eyes on him, I will not fall. It takes a very special anointing to handle the major ups and downs in life. I want to thank the Lord for trusting me enough to allow me to have my share of them. You have faith in me—that I will stand still and know that you are God. Always remind me of the phrase—God is faithful. There is peace in knowing that you, Lord, are directing my life, and if I’ll continue to worship you no matter what the circumstances, I can depend on you to go before me to clear the way. Do you know Jesus? Why not today?
In this week’s Lattereign, we realize that we are the sanctuary. Click the link below to read more about how.