Beloved, are you struggling today, feeling like the Lord has forgotten you? If so, He gave me a powerful, encouraging word for you.
I heard the Lord say:
“I am going before you in a straight path, but it looks like a rocking, waddling path to you.
My child, you've been seeing Me move back and forth. We've been going this way and that; you've felt like you've taken two steps one direction and then three steps back the other direction. This way and that, this way and that.
You've been doing your best to follow Me, but you've been thinking that I'm not taking you anywhere. You've been feeling like I have forgotten you because you see this side-to-side motion. You don't feel like you're moving forward at all.
But beloved, you have to understand. All you are seeing is Me leading you step-by-step, first with My right foot and then with My left foot. You are paying attention to the side-to-side motion, but what you need to notice is that each step is moving you forward.
The forward motion of My steps is sure to promote you as you stay in lock-step with Me.
But it's the side-to-side motion of My steps that I want you to pay attention to right now. All the seeming delays; all your frustrations; everything you have perceived as a hindrance is simply Me brooding over you.
A hen broods over her chicks, turning them over and from side to side. I brooded over the earth at creation, setting the planet into rotation. I hover and brood over you every day.
But what you haven't realized is that My brooding feels like side-to-side motion.
My brooding feels warm and endless. My brooding turns you first to one side, then the other. My brooding is what hatches you, though, out of the confinement of the place where you have been.
And I am brooding over you.
I am turning you with My side-to-side motion, as a jeweler turns a rare diamond under his blade. I am turning you, faceting you, shaping you on My Potter's wheel. Around and around and around you spin, sometimes disoriented, sometimes feeling strong. Sometimes you wobble as I stretch you. Other times, you flow with Me as I grow you, building you tall and sure.
My child, you can trust Me.
You can trust Me with yourself. I will perfect all things that concern you. I will glorify My own name in you, and you will see the good of the land.
Take short steps with Me.
Be content to step out each day with Me in faith, taking only the steps I show you. Be content to walk with Me moment by moment. Be content to ask Me what to do next each day, and then do that. Be content to trust Me, knowing that I am with you to keep you.”
Beloved, if you feel like the Lord has forgotten you, HE HASN'T.
Papa God loves you so much, and He has you secure in the palms of His hand. He will never leave you nor forsake you.
Did the Lord encourage your heart with this word? If so, please leave a comment below and tell me what Father is saying to you!