Never Forgotten, Never Forsaken, But Forever in His Shadow…

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

This is by far my favorite scripture that I have memorized even before I knew how to read it.

The past few weeks has been very spiritually and physically challenging for me. I confess I could not make myself read the Scripture, much less to study the word of God. Have you been there? I know a few of us have been under such a heavy attack that you don’t even have the words to pray anymore. All the petitions and tears and the memorized scriptures and the encouraging phone calls have come and gone and yet it seems like nothing has changed. Or has it…?

I remember a message I heard from a pastor preaching on Exodus 2:24. God heard their groaning and he remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac and with Jacob.”  What he stressed about his message was that God did not hear a prayer but he heard the groaning and He remembered. I know sometimes, some of us are in such a painful situation that all we can do is groan, but I want to encourage you because the good news is that our groaning can be heard as if it was a prayer.

So yesterday during Sunday school the Lord reminded me AGAIN that we are not like the Israelite without mediator during their time of slavery but that His Son has groaned all the groaning and suffered all the suffering so we can hide in His shadow and rest. I believe to rest is a decision we make regardless of our physical or emotional state. God did not rest on the seventh day because he was tired but because it was a principle. So I remembered the Psalm 91 my dear mom forced us to memorize and I rested. Some of my circumstances remain the same but the principle in which I stand is solid and unchangeable because of the finish work of Jesus Christ.