You are here – claim it:
Christ before me.
Christ behind me.
Christ above me.
Christ below me.
Christ beside me.
Christ on my right side.
Christ on my left.
Hem me in.
Seal me, Lord.
Let me feel You.
There are life-waves that come in that shower us with loveliness. Then, there are waves that splatter sizzling, hot grease pain all around. This full-moon showed up holding hands with a cranky hurt wave for so many of my people.
So, what do you do when the pain waves get nasty. When you are fighting for your life to trust God, but … really … you’re not even sure if you will still be breathing when dawn breaks?
Quivering, you start hard-core praying the promises. You call out The Most High to deliver what He said He would:
“God, You said You would not leave me.
You said You’d not forsake me.
Let me feel Your arms.
You promised me peace that passes through my need to understand.
Soothe peace on me.
You said You are my Shield.
Angelheart, when the task of just getting past the sobs seems overwhelming, when the pain lies open … and raw … and tender … and bleeding … and all the odds scream against you – those just may be the moments God has everything in total control. It’s just not real convenient for Him to let you in on it yet.
‘You know when I sit down and when I stand up; You understand my thoughts from far away.
You have encircled me; You have placed Your hand on me.
‘Where can I go to escape Your Spirit? Where can I flee from Your presence?
If I go up to heaven, You are there; if I make my bed in Sheol, You are there. If I live at the eastern horizon or settle at the western limits, even there Your hand will lead me; Your right hand will hold on to me.’ (Psalms 139:2, 5, 7-10 HCSB)
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