In the Middle of It All
Philippians 4:4-7 ESV
Rejoice in the LORD always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The LORD is at hand; do not be anxious about anything; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to GOD. And the peace of GOD, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in CHRIST JESUS.
"I'm here in the middle." The words I heard so clearly from GOD as HE woke me up this morning. "Tell them, I'm here in it with them." GOD is not far from you. As children of GOD, HE lives on the inside of us. HE is ever present; at all times.
Like the picture in today's blog. It may seem like you are surrounded. You can't see what's on the other side of all the bushes that seemed to have suddenly surrounded you. It doesn't look good. It is scary because you cannot see what is on the other side. But can you hear? Can you hear and perceive what GOD is saying and doing? You see the bushes as something to fear and GOD sees the bushes as your hedge of protection. The very thing that was meant to box you in has become your hiding place.
No matter what it looks like. No matter how you may feel; rest in GOD today. You are HIS child. You have made your request known. GOD heard you and in the moment you asked believing, it was already done. So today I say rejoice! In spite of find a place somewhere down in your spirit to draw from and praise GOD like never before. For HE is still GOD! HE still sits on the throne of Heaven and rules over the affairs of man and HE is working all things out for your good.