In the midst of heart ache, pain and trauma it is often difficult to see what God
is doing. He is the greatest defender, the most magnificent warrior. He is the one
who runs after our bondage in a relentless pursuit of our freedom. He never tires
of bringing us into a place of healing and life. No matter how many times we've
rejected Him, His position never changes. It is constant. As a matter of fact, because
He sees eternally, He is putting our rescue into place before we've encountered
WE must surrender to the process
But when the sucker punch comes, when we experience death or tragedy, when it feels
like your heart is being ripped out, the choking sensation that comes with grief,
or when fear tries to consume us, it is hard to remember that deliverance is already
at work on our behalf. I know those feelings. The ones that you just wish you could
numb, but when you wake up again they are still there.
We fight by dancing in the face of fear.
We must always remind ourselves of the great truth, the great promises He has made
to us. WE must surrender to the process. He dances us through pain, into joy. He
makes war for us. All we have to do is partner with Him. We pick up our sword and
we fight. We fight with our worship. We fight by resting in His victory, the victory
that He says is ours. We fight by reminding our hearts and souls of His character
and promises. We fight by dancing in the face of fear. WE feast at His table, in
His presence while the enemy is still present. And in those moments that we cannot
fight, we rest in the arms of the greatest protector there has ever been. We give
Him access to the most painful secret parts of our hearts. He gently pours in the
soothing comfort that only He has. He shares our anguish, He holds our hand and
our hearts as we cry. He whispers peace to our storm.
The Great Defender of our hearts leads us out of the battle, into life. He leads
us into wholeness, joy and freedom.