Just praying for those who are hurting this morning – let me remind you that God is at work moving the mountains that appear when we arrive in
places of fear.
When we are down we become easy prey for illusions … sort of like seeing heat waves on an old 2-lane highway that make the road seem wavy – the heat waves are real, but the road wave is really not. The first piece of info – the heat waves, are real. The conclusion part – the wavy road, is not real.
Our Creator, your Creator, is in the business of lifting the wrong illusions so you and I can move closer in to Him. He sets His truth in place and as we learn to trust His ways, we see into patterns, events, people, and things and over time we learn not to take our first impression so deadly seriously. We learn there are many layers to untangle. And, God Most High reminds you and me that because of who we are in Him, we are safe here in the tangled places while He gives us His tools to use in messy places.
He reminds His child, “even here, though the heavens and earth may shake, and people may set traps, I am your shelter. You stay with Me through the storm, and obey My Word, and I will see you through to a land of increase – flowing with milk and honey. Fix My Word on your heart, tie them to the work of your hands, bind them to your forehead, teach them to your children when you sit at home, when you walk along the road, when you lie down to rest. I will be faithful to you through all your generations.”
Even in this place, declare His promises over your life. Do it now, “Because I hold You in the highest position of respect over my life, Father, and obey Your laws, my field will produce and all will turn out well, according to Your established ways. My home, my children’s homes, like my parent’s and grandparent’s homes will be full and overflow with Your love – like your olive tree richly loaded with olives, our homes will remain ever richer with love.”
Untangle. Use God’s tools.