Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Trust - Even Though You Are Between a Rock and a Hard Place


You’re going to have to trust this God who led you out of your “Egypt” and took you from your enemies. Right now you may feel like you have jumped from the frying pan into the fire, but imagine how the Israelites felt by the rolling Red Sea, with the Egyptians gaining on them. In private conversation, brave Moses might have asked God why He led him to bring these people out if they were going to die now in the desert. Well there wouldn’t have been any dying, ‘cos the Egyptians wanted them back alive! But it would seem like death.

You’re right there now. But know that you belong to a God who makes ways out of no way. Just when I could despair, the Lord had my dad call yesterday, to give me good news. Fun news really, about how God had provided for him in a new and almost impossible way. This encouraged me so much. It may look impossible. It may seem too late. How many of you are there, where it’s all over now, there’s no way of help. Don’t give up. Trust God – Jesus said to Jairus when he was told his daughter had died.

So what if you went this way with the Lord before and it was strenuous, you were homeless, lost everything…do it again. Often the devil wants you to think you’re alone. “No one will understand what I’ve done”, “No one will believe that God told me to do this!” But it’s not true. You have at least one friend who will and does encourage you without judgement. And as you think of that one, others come to mind. Then know also, that God has people praying for you that you don’t even know. He has done it with me. Given me a vision of someone in trouble and told me to pray. Sometimes he gets me up at odd hours of the night and sitting on my couch I ask “O.K. Lord, why am I up?” He shows me and I begin to pray for them. Many times I don’t know them at all or even their names. I know at this time of my desperation, God has many praying for me. And I just had proof of this while writing. I stopped to call an acquaintance I had only met once, and she yelled, “I lost your number, but I have been praying for you!” There are some struggles you have to go through alone, even though you know there are those you can call. Trust God that the set up is perfect and that everything is working out perfectly. How can it be otherwise? He is a perfect God and you have given your life over to Him. You are not doing what seems logical to you; you are not leaning to your own understanding. If He can justify the wicked, He can take care of you.

A word that came to me this morning from the Lord was; remember the past and all that you have endured and had victory over! This will be a springboard of faith to move through the challenges that you now face. Remember the One who gave you victory over the evil one and his schemes against you and know that this is the same One who will give you wisdom, strength, guidance and triumph in this also. The devil wants you to think, it won’t work this time, but God says, he is a liar. Don’t believe him. You know those HGTV shows you watch and these people get chosen to have their homes redone and then when it’s time for the great reveal, they wonder if the designer will fail them, even though he does everyone else beautifully. If God has taken you through all other challenges ‘til now, why would He fail on this one? Haven’t you come home to Father, haven’t you stored up treasures in heaven, haven’t you forgiven others, haven’t you been merciful as your Father in heaven is merciful? Yes. Well then, He will open the storehouse of heaven and pour down a blessing, so that there is not room enough to keep it. (Luke 6:38; Mal. 3:10) It will be so much your accountant will tell you to give some of it away!!!

Believe. Trust. Obey.

Matt 6:25 Therefore I say to you, Take no thought for your life, what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor yet for your body, what you shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?


  1. Wow!!! HAven't seen you in a while! Great blog. I'll add it to my google reader. -Carole

  2. Congrats on your blog! I love that Scripture passage in Matthew, especially 6:33.

  3. This is timely!
    My eldest daughter married someone of a non Christian faith which has zero tolerance of other religions and actively persecutes and kills Christians so I don't need to say more.
    Bless you!