I want to start off with these 2 verses that my Father spoke to me by His Holy Spirit today.
Psalm 63:1 (KJV)
O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;
Isaiah 43:19 (KJV)
Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.
And in the midst of this trial and my wilderness, He gave this to me:
Micah 7:7-10 (KJV)
7 Therefore I will look unto the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.
8 Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord shall be a light unto me.
9 I will bear the indignation of the Lord, because I have sinned against him, until he plead my cause, and execute judgment for me: he will bring me forth to the light, and I shall behold his righteousness.
10 Then she that is mine enemy shall see it, and shame shall cover her which said unto me, Where is the Lord thy God? mine eyes shall behold her: now shall she be trodden down as the mire of the streets.
So…I’ve really been going through it for a few months now. Things have only intensified in darkness up until this point. However today, when I was sitting in the car alone and praying, The Holy Spirit revealed to me and reminded me that I am a branch off The Vine of our Lord Jesus. Today I just felt like I couldn’t take anymore, like I’m at the end of it all. Something in me is dying. I am not. God is pruning me so that I may bring forth new fruit! Dying hurts and is painful, but something new will bud forth at my Father’s Hand! What a beautiful encouragement from The Holy Spirit!
We just have to press on one day at a time when in a trial. I didn’t know much about grace, but I know a little more now! Apostle Paul said this:
2 Corinthians 12:7-10 (KJV)
7 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.
8 For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.
9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
I’m learning my Father is STILL in control and in control AT ALL TIMES. Jesus is WITH ME IN THE FIRE. I am still currently in the midst of this trial, this thorn in my own flesh. Jesus is walking with me through it step by step, and He gives me the GRACE I need every day, one day at a time. Fellowship with my Creator has never been so beautiful. He is really opening me up in the darkness. But remember, HE WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU NOR FORSAKE you! It may be painful, but Child of God, you will come out better than before! He that began a good work in you WILL see it through unto the day of Christ Jesus! As followers of Christ, born again Christians, we are being conformed to image of God’s Son. Jesus went through tremendous suffering. We must remember that the servant is no greater than his Master.
Here a couple of videos that may help you if you are going through a dark trial or know someone who is:
Remember in The Lord’s prayer it says “lead me not into temptation and “deliver us from evil.” Pray Pray Pray! He will help you get through!!!
Matthew 6:9-13 (KJV)
9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.