Three days ago was a hard day. Two days ago I still felt the shock of the day before. Sometimes you make all day a prayer and it leads into the next and you don’t know how you’ve done anything else at all besides plead with God.
Three days ago I prayed with a friend, and then walked across to another friend’s house to drop the kids off, and I ran. I could have ran longer. As my feet came pounding down on the concrete below, my prayers went beating up to the throne room of God. Tuesday was an even shorter run, but the prayers were the same.
With His Word singing in my ears and my prayers ringing in His, I rounded the corner. I was on the straightway now, no hills – up nor down – and I began to take the ground God had given me.
If God is for us, who can be against us?
Those were the words in my ear, and those were the words coming out of my mouth. It is a promise, and I knew some who needed His promises fulfilled. So I claimed what was rightfully theirs in Christ, what is rightfully anyone’s who is His, and I began saying “You are for_______, so who can be against ________! You are for___________, so who can be against___________!” I yelled it over and over in my head to my God! I might have even let it slip out of my mouth in between heavy breaths. I would claim this promise until it was completely open for all to see! I will…
“You are for________, so who can be against_______! There is one who is against us, and he is not You, God! But You are for us, so who can be against us!” On and on, over and over, with each pounding foot. I turned another corner, and I entered the final downhill.
“So, Father, Daddy, give me grace to see You here. Open our eyes to know Your works here – Your will. I don’t care if I have 20/20 vision or no vision at all, I still want to see You!” It doesn’t take the human eye to catch glimpses of God, it takes a Christ-indwelled heart. If a mother is separated from the child of her heart, and the child cries out, does she not know it is her own and run to find her? She will do anything to find her own! If Christ, who has consumed your life, is at work somewhere and you recognize His voice or His actions, will You not find Him? You will do anything! Those days while I prayed, I told Him I would do anything. I just wanted to see Him because I needed to know that even greater than our enemies are our allies.
15 When the servant of the man of God got up early the next morning and went outside, there were troops, horses, and chariots everywhere. “Oh, sir, what will we do now?” the young man cried to Elisha.
16 “Don’t be afraid!” Elisha told him. “For there are more on our side than on theirs!” 17 Then Elisha prayed, “O Lord, open his eyes and let him see!” The Lord opened the young man’s eyes, and when he looked up, he saw that the hillside around Elisha was filled with horses and chariots of fire. 2 Kings 6
I am still praying for friend and for family and for Church. Today my faith is strong because The One Who Is strong made it so. So, I will walk while some of my friends crawl; I will run while some walk. I will do what I am able today and trust that one day, when I am the one bent low, they will be the strength that bring me to Jesus.
He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. 2 Corinthians 1:4