Sometimes the inability and limitations of our humanity fail to properly express the fullness that we are so eagerly hungry, thirsty, and filled with hope.
These seasons come much like an event on the stage of life where once the scene ends the curtain closes. However, what remains is hidden and skillfully being crafted by God for the set time of His favor.
Yes, there are those whom God takes of this world to showcase His glorious grace as He plans from the beginning of time to mold and squeeze the divine skin of wine revealing within the fresh new message in a modern-day role revealing the truth of the greatest story of old.
The Ancient of Days never delays even though we may feel wasted and cast aside, there are always prophetic plans in motion that God has devised.
For isn’t it said, that even going through the valley of Baca, He makes a well springing up and He brings rain that fills the pools of life again?
“Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them.
Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well; the rain also filleth the pools.They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth before God,” Psalm 84:5-7 KJV.
It is through the times when things are veiled, dark and hidden that our resolve is deeply tested.
Our faith is tested when we are holding on to this hope that we cannot see. Believing in hope and through that hope we are not ashamed! It is through this season that we find out what we believe within our total being.
God already knows what we believe, but He wants us to see what we really believe. It is during these times of testing that conflicting mindsets surface when we are pressed and we wonder why it is so seemingly dark, dead and dry.
“And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; and patience, experience; and experience, hope: And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.And patience, experience; and experience, hope,” Romans 5:3-5 KJV.
For who has hope for a tree that has been hewn down?
Why would confusing, doubleminded times come?
God doesn’t do anything without a dynamic purpose in His mind. You are His creation and His design as the master builder builds you so you will be defined as you are prepared to step into your destiny divine.
God is the same yesterday, today and forevermore. He hasn’t changed His mind towards you. He loves you and nothing changes that fact.
It is during these times that doubts surface when pressure reveals the reality of our own belief system.
When we face what we really are, then we can find the revelation of finished work of Christ and the rest of faith in His ability to be kept by the power of God.
It is in this place that The LORD lays out His plan and defines the next scene of our life. God wants to take our worry and give us a real-life story!
That’s what it’s all about! The Church and the world need to hear the message of redemption by hearing the individual message of our own story.
We are the living, walking testament of God, as epistles seen and read by all men.
Though the times of the drawn curtain seem dark, and not much seems to be happening, this is the most critical, revealing evidence of our belief of faith! Move forward in faith, hope and love and do not deviate!
Much has been hidden, yet behind the scenes things are being remodeled; the set is coming together, the curtain is beginning to open for the next scene of events!
Soon you will again see what was waged against you and now becomes the source of our growth in faith and fortitude.
However, it is what goes on behind the scenes of your life that is measured by God. Like that drawn curtain; many cannot see their worth, value and destiny that God has waiting for them!
God’s plan and measure is to come up higher by beginning to understand what Christ did so that we are able to function steadfast in understanding the new level of grace and mercy towards ourselves and others!
There are many levels in the kingdom of God and it takes those hidden times behind the curtain to learn to be led by faith without seeing a thing happening.
It takes faith, hope and discipline to pick up our cross and follow in Christ’s steps.
As we learn these things we will be prepared vessels fit for our Masters use as he uses our story to help win the lost and to build up the body of Christ.
In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey