You may not know me, but I know everything about you. Psalm 139:1 I know when you sit down and when you rise up. Psalm 139:2 I am familiar with all your ways. Psalm 139:3 Even the very hairs on your head are numbered. Matthew 10:29-31
Sometimes I struggle with feelings of inadequacy. Feeling like I'm falling SO SHORT of the Glory of God, that the Lord MUST not want to hear from me. That THIS time I've messed up too bad, and am an utter failure. A disappointment to my Father in Heaven.
"This verse presents an area called the transition zone. Think about the scene: Behind you is a door which the Lord has closed. You know you cannot go back. There is nothing to go back to. In front of you stands a door to new opportunities, new challenges, new ministry, new spheres of influence, a whole new future. In this transition zone in which you find yourself, the door to the past is sealed shut, but the door to the future has not yet opened. You know it is time to progress. There are all kinds of indications that the new door WILL OPEN, but so far you are at a stand still.
How freeing it is to truly CAST ALL YOUR CARE onto the LORD. To be in that place of complete and total TRUST that whatever the obstacle stands before us, God has it already handled and we need only BE AT PEACE. This is easier said than done though, isn't it? Today's devotional reminds me of the Psalms and all the times David was up against insurmountable odds. In the natural it looked hopeless time and time again. However what I've learned from reading about David, and all the giants that I myself have been up against is this: GOD ALWAYS CAME THROUGH. He is faithful, and we can rest in the knowledge that although we may not be able to understand what's happening in the midst of the storm...He is still on the THRONE.
When you don't feel strong enough, smart enough, or capable of doing what's in front of you for lack of WHATEVER....ASK THIS QUESTION, "WHO IS YOUR DADDY?!?" ...because I promise you HE IS ENOUGH, He is ABLE, and there is truly NOTHING BEYOND HIS POWER, so proceed with THAT confidence. Not with who you are, or what you can do of your own power, but of WHO'S you are...and what He's able and willing to do for those who love Him. What ever the challenge, no matter how daunting, say these words out loud; "MY FATHER NEVER FAILS!"
I have become accustom to living in the Lord's presence, and hearing from Him through out each and every day, however there are times when He goes silent. At first I find it odd, then after a day or so I try to rationalize that maybe He has nothing to say today, but eventually I have to face the fact that there must be something that I'm doing or not doing that is causing an interference; a breakdown in our communication. Scripture tells us that HEARING IS EASY, right?!? Then why are there times when I can't hear Him?
Over the years I've come to find myself getting excited by the fact that each challenge seems more impossible than the next, because I know it's put me in the unique position of having a front row seat, to see first hand what He's going to do. I know He's going to come through in VICTORY....however, the exact way it will be accomplished often remains a mystery, until the moment it unfolds. So I just stand in AWE of my Father in Heaven, releasing and decreeing what I already know to be true! I can't imaging living any other way...
I urge you to continue to live expectant of the amazing future God has promised you, and to lean into a deeper relationship with Him as you walk through the challenges that you now face. Stand on the promises! "He who has promised is FAITHFUL."