Thursday, September 27, 2007

Psalm 136:14

and brought Israel through the midst of it,
His love endures forever.
(NIV)
There are so many times that God does not just pop us out of our situation. That is usually what we want to happen, we want relief, and we want it now! But God leaves us in the midst of the trial.

All through scripture, we can see this idea. We see Daniel left in the midst of the lions and his three friends in the midst of the flames. We see Jonah, who tries to get out of the midst of his enemies, but God sends him there by putting him in "the midst" of a whale. There is Elijah oh his mountaintop experience, in the midst of the Baal worshipers. Jesus Himself who rides in on a donkey, amongst those who He knows will kill Him. And the Good Shepherd prepares a table in the presence of our enemies.

God, believe it or not, works in the midst. If you are in the midst, don't seek "out", see God.

1 comment:

  1. The thought of God coming to us in the thick & thin of our lives is very encouraging.
    Thanks Matt

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