There are times when two opposing sides reach a point where they can’t agree or work things out and a conflict is about to begin. There are times when diplomacy reaches the end of its rope. In Isaiah the Israelites were faced with a serious threat from the King of Assyria. Their situation was challenge by an envoy from the King of Assyria. Check this out….18 ‘Do not let Hezekiah mislead you when he says, “The Lord will deliver us.” Have the gods of any nations ever delivered their lands from the hand of the king of Assyria? 19 Where are the gods of Hamath and Arpad? Where are the gods of Sepharvaim? Have they rescued Samaria from my hand? 20 Who of all the gods of these countries have been able to save their lands from me? How then can the Lord deliver Jerusalem from my hand?’ 21 But the people remained silent and said nothing in reply, because the king had commanded, ‘Do not answer him.’ (Isaiah 36:18-21 NIV)
There are times when I have to stand with what I know in the face of fear. The Lord is stronger than anything I could possibly face or fear. I sometimes just have to wait on Him to show me where and what to move.
One thing I do know about God is that He is not limited by my view of Him. He is much stronger than I could possibly know. His love is deeper and wider than I can fathom. The longer I walk with the Lord the more my confidence in Him grows. I was reminded of a passage in 1 John. Check this out….4 You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. (1 John 4:4 NIV)
I will not be afraid.
I will be strong.
I will wait upon the Lord.
I trust in Him with all that I am.Pressing On! Dwayne