I have stood before armies this summer. The Giants have been overwhelming, walls have stood in my way. I felt threatened that I would be defeated, the fear crept in… ” well, maybe the Lord isn’t so good? How could all this have happened one after another?”
I faced sickness, the loss of friends, uncertainty in my living situation, the loss of hearing, uncertain health situations, embarking on a new job, creating new programs and wondering if any of it was even possible. I would wake up in the morning completely filled with anxiety. I heard the Lord say to me “turn these worries into prayers. For I move in prayers.”
I started writing out list after list of where I needed Jesus to come. I have been so raw and tender this summer, yet in this tenderness my raw dependency upon the Lord grew like a fire. Nearly every prayer written has been taken care of and resolved. Even the ones still remaining I relinquish into His season and timing, never ceasing to continue praying for them.
In the overwhelming armies coming full force towards you, recall the Lord’s faithfulness and call on the Lord. He always shows up, He cannot help Himself. We need only to be still, step out into the parting Red Sea, and pray with bold prayers. He comes to rescue!
“Don’t be afraid. Just stand still and watch the Lord rescue you today. The Egyptians you see today will never be seen again. The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.” (Exodus 14:13)