I awoke early this morning and felt in a state of anxiety and fearful of the future. I have been feeling like that for the past few days and felt as though I need to shut myself off from the world. I’d had a few conversations by phone and welcomed them, but afterwards there was just a deafening silence. I wanted to lock myself away, turn off the phone, draw the blinds and stay there forever. Then I heard His voice: There is no hiding place. I knew of a Psalm where it is written, so I looked it up and found the below, which really spoke to my heart and spirit.
You are my hiding place; You, Lord, protect me from trouble; You surround me with songs and shouts of deliverance. Selah.Psalm 32:7 (AMP)
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will counsel you [who are willing to learn] with My eye upon you.Psalm 32:8 (AMP)
You are my hiding place and my shield; I wait for Your wordPsalm 119:114 (AMP)
Before looking these up I was thinking that I needed some mental time away, from this home, from life, from my headspace and even (YHWH forgive me) from Most High God, BUT HalleluYah He spoke to me and made me realise that there is no hiding place, He is protecting me; He is counselling me; He is surrounding me; and He is shielding me. There is no thing that surprises Him about me, because He knows it all. He has seen me at my best and also at my worst and yet; He still loves me and these promises are true. No matter when they were written they apply to me and they apply to you. He knows the outcome of all things passed and those of the future, so WE need to put OUR trust in Him. Never think you are alone. He. Is. Here. No matter what you are going through, whether it be physical, mental or spiritual; He is here, will always be and there is no place or situation that you cannot be found.
No temptation [regardless of its source] has overtaken or enticed you that is not common to human experience [nor is any temptation unusual or beyond human resistance]; but God is faithful [to His word—He is compassionate and trustworthy], and He will not let you be tempted beyond your ability [to resist], but along with the temptation He [has in the past and is now and] will [always] provide the way out as well, so that you will be able to endure it [without yielding, and will overcome temptation with joy].1 Corinthians 10:13 (AMP)
When scripture speaks of temptation (above) it may not necessarily only be something that is obvious but it can also be a feeling/thought that you can’t go on, that it’s not worth it or it can’t be done. By ‘it’ I mean, your walk and doing the right thing, what is expected or required, or even wanting to put the effort in. God is faithful to His Word. We need to fight the good fight, make it to the finish-line, knowing that we are not alone and Most High God is right there with us.
Remain uplifted my fellow-Ambassadors; continue to be present in mind and spirit and continue to be blessed x