With all the recent developments of war and the appearance of the breakdown of multiple societies, it can feel as if we are doomed. But we are NOT. First, remember this…
The Lord foils the plans of the nations; He thwarts the purposes of the peoples. But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of His heart through all generations. Psalms 33:10-11
His plans are secure. He will do all that He plans to do. Bank on that…if that were the new form of cryptocurrency, I would trade everything to invest in it…He is GOD; there is no other. I am all in with Him.
This morning as I was praying about many things, both for myself and family, our country, Ukraine, and the rest of the world…I heard one thing. Fail safe. Literally out of nowhere I heard Him speak these two words. Here is their definition.
Fail safe: -System or plan that comes into operation in the event of something going wrong or that is there to prevent such an occurrence. -Causing a piece of machinery or other mechanism to revert to a safe condition in the event of a breakdown or malfunction. -Unlikely or unable to fail.
Now I’m thinking of the final great awakening and the harvest…they are fail safe. We have nothing to fear. If we truly believe in God and trust Him for the best, then we can relax into these “contractions” that have come upon the earth. Like a pregnant woman, the earth is now contracting. Our only wise decision is to relax into it, breathe deep, and rest. Rest on the Promise. Rest on the Truth. Rest in His Presence. Rest.
Here we once again circle back to the theme of rest…and I honestly had zero idea that I’d be writing about that again today. I just love how this writing process works.
When disaster or trouble hits, we have an opportunity to display trust and peace. This is what will draw many in the last days. This is what will set us apart from the unbeliever. And friend, if you can’t walk in it, then that will be a stumbling block for the one who would have believed. Yes, I said it. You and I are responsible for our actions…we are meant to be a light to the world. How can we do that if we are blind to peace. How can we be a light if we are hiding in shadow? In Him there is no darkness, even when we hide in His shadow, we are hiding in light. His wrap around protection covers us at all times when we walk with Him. We must be brave now. We must be steady. We must have our ears tuned toward heaven, ignoring all other sounds. The Bridegroom will come. When He’s ready He will come. There is no stopping what has already been written. The only real question is this, how will you be found? Will you be running around terrified, or will you be wrapped in the Presence of Peace? Choose this day whom you will serve…the fear of the Lord or the spirit of fear.
Now fear the Lord and serve Him with all faithfulness. Throw away the gods your ancestors worshiped beyond the Euphrates River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:14-15