On the day of my last post, “Rise and Bow,” I was headed to Atlanta for meetings. As I was maneuvering through the traffic, I had an overwhelming sense of wonder. I wanted to share it with you because I believe it’s a specific response of the Spirit in me about the shake of crisis. Below is what I had my iPhone dictate for me. Thanks, Siri! (That’s for you, Jennifer!)
Here’s the fact:
When no other solution can be found,
my God remains my solid ground.
When all the world will shake
I don’t know what is about to happen in our country. We could have catastrophe, a financial collapse, or blistering devastation. Who knows? But what I do know is that I have an anticipation and excitement rising up in my heart. It’s quite unlike me! My normal MO is to freak out and have fear. But this morning, this Monday morning, my heart is beginning to swell with expectation.
If we never come into crisis, we might never see how amazing our God truly is. If we are never tested, then we possibly won’t be given the ability to see all that our Lord is, does and will be. On this Monday, when my eyes could be dulled with concern and worry, I am hopeful and excited. I know that whether or not the entire United States of America collapses today, I am going to see and know my God. My eyes are twinkling, sparkling with desire, to see His amazing movement and tremendous protection of me. He is, when no other can be!
I have no deficit because the Lord Himself is my supply. I don’t have to be in fear, my God is over it all. My faith is rising! I don’t have to raise my fist, because my faith is rising, and that has more power than any flex of strength. I am God’s, I am seeing Him, and I get to know Him. I will not shortchange His greatness in my eyes by giving place to fear and doubt! I’m satisfied in Him. He’s what I need, He’s all I need, He is mine and I am His.
I’ve never had a great faith in His unwavering supply in every aspect of my life. I’ve been known to parent myself, rather than allowing Him to be my Father. So I’m entering a potential crisis with my eyes wide open looking for the greatness of my God. Where will He amaze me? Where will He provide for me? How will He walk me through these (or any) circumstances?
So does this mean I won’t suffer pains or difficulties? Absolutely not! But what it does say is that He will show Himself as my Beloved and amazing God. If I could enter every crisis hope-filled rather than doubting, then every situation would strengthen my faith and bring me closer to the One I’m seeking. Every crisis would be a revealing of God as God, rather than how I was going to survive the test. My goal is to see and know Him. Here is just another chance!
Oh Lord Jesus, I repent for how I’ve wavered, doubted, and questioned You. I want to see You, regardless of what is transpiring in the shifting tides of man and humanity. I want to know You, my God, regardless of despots and kings.
When the world falls down around me, I am held by the Most High God. When catastrophe and crisis shakes my foundations, He is shown as my only foundation! This is not a day to fear; this is the Day to see our God. He is rising in His fullness as our Lord and Savior! Hallelujah, the King of kings, the Lord of lords, is my savior and God, the One in whom I lay my trust!
“For the mountains may move
and the hills disappear,
but even then My faithful love for you will remain.
My covenant of blessing will never be broken,”
says the Lord, who has mercy on you.
Isaiah 54:10 NLT