The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them…. (Ps 34:7).
The Lord spoke something into my Spirit yesterday.
“Heather, it’s all going to be OK.”
As I came to Him with my fears and insecurities I sensed His nearness and His voice reminding me not to worry, but to trust. Truly, His heavenly armies were guarding my heart when all I really wanted to do was retreat into a place or worry and fear.
What I have come to realize in life is that God’s deliverance doesn’t always mean deliverance from something physical or tangible. His deliverance might very well be something as simple as me, learning to release my fears, so that I can continue to walk forward into a difficult time knowing that God is in control.
As much as I would like God to automatically fix all of my problems this is not the kind of deliverance that grows our faith and trust in God. Truly, when I learn to take courageous steps of faith, even in the midst of great difficulty, my heart is changed, because I have learned to trust my Heavenly Father.
I don’t know where life brings you today, but understand that your Heavenly Father is always working. He loves to deliver us, and sometimes His deliverance looks much different than what we might expect.
Yesterday I wasn’t delivered from a difficult situation, but I was delivered from fear. I sensed great peace in the midst of trouble because I was able to set my heart at rest in His great love. Remember that the same deliverance awaits you too. Trust Him, He is working.
Father, thank you for your peace in my heart. Truly, you are a good and loving Father. Thank you that I can trust you. Be glorified in me and shower your grace upon me, in Jesus name, Amen.