Waiting in the Wings

For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God.

Tag: Peace

Rest In My Strength

2 Corinthians 12:9 (AMP) but He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you [My lovingkindness and My mercy are more than enough—always available—regardless of the situation]; for [My] power is being perfected [and is completed and shows itself most effectively] in [your] weakness.” Therefore, I will all the more gladly boast in my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ [may completely enfold me and] may dwell in me.

Beloved, I am your strength. I am the very power that sustains your life. My ability to sustain you is much more than physical, and it is always available for you to draw on. However, never is My keeping power more apparent than in times when you feel the weakest. Yes, times of trial can be humbling. Through them, you learn to draw on My strength day to day, and moment to moment when necessary. But I do not wish for you lose sight of this truth, for this is who I am to all the days of your life.

Therefore, resist the urge to hide from Me during the day of your trouble. I can handle your questions, your tears, your doubts, and even your anger. Instead of running away from Me, run towards My loving embrace. I am your strong tower, your place of refuge. Together we will face every situation and thought that threatens to overcome you.

As you seek the shelter of My wings, I will illuminate the heart of the Scriptures to you. You will know peace even in the face of difficulty and uncertain times. I give peace not as the world gives it; My peace reminds you of the depth of My care for you—it is unending. It was never My intention that you face this world alone, struggling from day to day to find your way. All things are in My hand and I desire that you not only survive but thrive. It is My good pleasure and duty to be your comfort, provision, wisdom, vision, and hope. In the day of your trouble, rest in this truth, beloved; it will carry you through.

Remember, the stormy seas will calm. The onslaught of men will abate. The dawn will finally come. Good times will return to you, even though they may seem out of sight in this moment. And when they do come, be certain to take My perfect peace with you. Rest in My strength always, knowing that the one who cares for you will always keep you.

Proverbs 18:10 (NKJV) The name of the LORD [is] a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe.

John 14:27 (NKJV) “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

1 Peter 5:7 (TPT) Pour out all your worries and stress upon him and leave them there, for he always tenderly cares for you.

I AM For You

Joshua 1:7 (NKJV) “Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go.

Beloved, I am for you. As you take small, faith-filled steps into your promised land, remember you are not walking alone. You and I are a team, bonded as one through your wilderness sojourns. I have already determined to work every situation in your favor. I go before you to pave your path to victory. I take down each of your giants when you are willing to face them. And when you take new territory in your inheritance, I join you in celebration. Nothing makes Me happier than to see you obtain My promised blessings!

Therefore, resist the voices of fear and doubt which seek to obscure your vision. Carefully weigh and test each thought that arises in your heart to ensure that it comes from Me. I will never use fear and intimidation to lead you or move you away from danger. I always shepherd you with gentleness and with peace. I vigilantly keep watch over you and am well equipped to protect you.

Let no earthly obstacle hold you back from obtaining all that I have for you. With each new step that you take, rest in the power of the Cross. For it is on the Cross that I made an eternal declaration that I am on your side. Walk in bold confidence of My love for you for it covers you completely and is what assures your victory.

Revelation 12:11 (NLT) And they have defeated him by the blood of the Lamb and by their testimony. And they did not love their lives so much that they were afraid to die.

Fresh Focus

1 Corinthians 2:16 (AMP) For who has known the mind and purposes of the Lord, so as to instruct Him? But we have the mind of Christ [to be guided by His thoughts and purposes].

Beloved, I’m going to reboot you. I am going to restart your mind and your thoughts. And with this reboot I will renew your vision and give you fresh focus. Do not become discouraged, ashamed, or disappointed because of the distractions that have been causing you to lose focus. Yes, the whirlwind of the enemy has been swirling around you and it has been difficult to see. And yes, it would be easier if the distractions he throws at you were removed. But I declare that My grace is sufficient for you, and My strength is made perfect in your weakness!

Know that you are in a learning process at this time. I am teaching you how to close your eyes to the earthly realm and instead fix the eyes of your heart towards Me at all times. The gift of My vision and divine insight is always available to you by the Holy Spirit, but you must accustom yourself to seeking My mind first. I AM to be your default setting.

Man’s thoughts are not My thoughts, neither are man’s ways My ways. Your feet may be upon the earth but I call your mind to continually dwell with Me by the Holy Spirit. So, whether the world around you is at peace or in chaos, I have made the secret place available for you at all times. Abide in Me so that you will always have clarity of sight and peace of mind. Focus upon Me alone, Beloved, and fully rely upon My strength, support, and faithfulness as your Good Shepherd.

Isaiah 26:3 (AMP) “You will keep in perfect and constant peace the one whose mind is steadfast [that is, committed and focused on You—in both inclination and character], Because he trusts and takes refuge in You [with hope and confident expectation].

Running the Course of His Commandments

Psalm 119:32 (NKJV) I will run the course of Your commandments, For You shall enlarge my heart.

In a vision about a week or so ago, I felt I had come to a new place, something the Lord has called a “short stop”. There was a track and it was in a beautiful wooded area. I felt like this track belonged to a military training school. I knew I was an alumnus of this school, and an officer already. I had come back to this place to rest and prepare for my next assignment.

As time passed, the Lord revisited this vision with me. He reminded me of the above Scripture from Psalm 119. I also had a vision of Him running beside me on the track. “Keep tracking with Me….I shape you. Calm down. Leave these fears alone. Listen to Me and obey. I’m your friend. Where you go, I go. Where else could I be but with My friend? We do everything together.

During this time, I truly feel like I have been running around a track with the Lord. That track has been a place to rehearse His commandments in my mind and to gain a new level of obedience. There have been many words, dreams, and visions I have received over the last few years. I have not had the opportunity to sort through all of them; this has been important since He’s been telling me that some of the promises embedded within them are about to manifest. Also, the events and testing over the last few years have left me feeling a bit shaken. Truly, the Lord knew that I needed this season to heal, regroup, and regain confidence. I needed to weed out the fears that were left rattling around in my head and causing me to hesitate. I needed to be able to hear His voice much more clearly.

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