Thursday, May 10, 2012

"Realize that God means for you to be where you are"

"In the story of the Red Sea, the Israelites followed the pillar of cloud and fire as carefully as possible, thrilled with their new freedom, full of excitement about the future. Yet as they followed Him, God deliberately led them into a cul-de-sac between hostile hills, to the edge of a sea too deep to be forded and too wide to be crossed.  The unmistakable implication of Exodus 14:1-2 is that the Lord took responsibility for leading them into peril. He gave them specific, step-by-step instructions, leading them down a route to apparent ruin. The Lord occasionally does the same with us, testing our faith, leading us into hardship, teaching us wisdom, showing us His ways..."

"Our whole perspective changes when, finding ourselves in a hard place, we realize the Lord has placed us there, perhaps for reasons presently known only to Himself."

"The same God who led you in will lead you out."

"Let me say I am here by God's appointment, in His keeping, under His training, for His time. And all evidence to the contrary, there's no better place to be."

His will, will never put you in a place where His presence will not sustain you.  

1 comment:

  1. Amen, you really encouraged me tonight. I have been so sad and I needed these words of encouragement. I am so blessed to read your blog. Saying a prayer for you now my friend. THANK YOU.


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