You might think I have lost the plot, but in fact this is very real for us. The warfare of which I speak is not some strange and wacky thing at which to lift your brow. People struggle to understand because they look with their human eyes and not their spiritual ones. And once again we have had to lay everything at God's feet. Even our application to MAF is held loosely, in the event God redirects our path. We know his call is true without doubt, what he decides to do with us after our obedience is his decision.
And yet in the midst of the turbulence there is great renewal and new found hope. From the plundered battlefield we glean treasures of unearthly value. We have received a new revelation of God's word, new promises for a new season. I now value Sam's relationship with God more than the healing of his heart. I now can go to my God with unmasked love, knowing full well that he holds our future in his hands. Yesterday As Don pushed Sam higher and higher on the swing, he called,
'It's Desus, I see Desus! He's so big!'
'Wow, what's he doing?'
'He's opening the window. He's opening the window so we can see. Look! Can you see?'
Sam opens his arms wide. He continues to beam at the sky, talking to Jesus.
I don't have to worry about my sons because Jesus has it covered. I choose not to worry about the next twelve months, because God's promises are unmovable.
I want to encourage you today. If you are in a situation that seems you are in a fog, and you cannot see the forest through the trees, it may not be that you are lost and without direction. Perhaps you are just where you need to be, flat on your face in front of God's throne. Where you feel lost, is the place you are found. Trusting God when you cannot see the end of the road is the very essence of faith.
Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see. (Hebrews 11:1)