“You know for yourselves that we’re not much to look at. We’ve been surrounded and battered by troubles, but we’re not demoralized; we’re not sure what to do, but we know that God knows what to do; we’ve been spiritually terrorized, but God hasn’t left our side; we’ve been thrown down, but we haven’t broken.” 2 Corinthians 4:7-12 (MSG)
I was in a battle. I felt on edge and had no idea what the next thing would be that would throw my world into further turmoil. I prayed and sought God, I tried to find peace in the storm that was raging around me. I knew that while I was being spiritually terrorized and attacked on every front, that the enemy would not be the victor. Somehow in the midst of all the pain and turmoil, I knew God was still with me. He had not abandoned me.
I prayed. There were no answers. There was just silence. I began to write out prayers, and read my Bible with a sense of urgency as I sought peace and answers. Again, just silence. In that silence, I discovered intimacy. God was calling me to love Him. He wanted me to believe in Him, to rest in the promises that He had given me. I did. I waited, I prayed, I sought God.
I began to thank Him for the answers that were to come. As I did that, I found myself resting in God as I discovered peace and intimacy.
Lord, I thank you that you are with me in the most difficult of circumstances. Thank you that you bring peace and stillness in the storms of life and that when we are being spiritually terrorized, that we will not be broken. Thank you that you have not left our side and that you will go through this time with us. Help me to use these times of silence to discover a deeper intimacy with you. In your precious name, amen
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