I believe that God is doing a deep heart surgery on His people, healing and cleansing the deep wounds of the soul. The Lord is restoring hope deferred as you go deeper with Him and become willing to visit the hard places. As you surrender to Him, the disappointment and the things that you have grappled to understand will be removed from you! You will begin to feel a release of the chains and burdens that have once seemed to weigh you down.
I sense that Christ is saying to His Bride, “Rest in My goodness. Lay down that which has hurt you and all that you have not been able to understand. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts (Isaiah 55:9). Break off any agreement with the lies of the enemy that have slipped into your subconscious mind. Shake off the questions that ask, “Is God really good? If He is, why is this happening to me? Will God really come through for me?” These thoughts are from the enemy, as he is trying to throw you off guard and distract you from Me. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full (John 10:10).”
The Lord is a good Father to His children, and all of His ways with you are loving and good. For every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows (James 1:17). The Lord is saying, “Evil does not come from My hand. Repent of wrong thinking and come into agreement with My Word by the renewing your mind. Start declaring My promises over your life in the very places where you have felt the crushing weight of circumstances that the enemy has once taunted you with, for what you have felt is all a smokescreen. In reality, I have placed you in a harness; you are suspended high above your problems. Drop off all the weight that you have felt. Even as the eagle soars above the storm, so it is with you. You are soaring above all of these things with me. See into the spirit; look beyond what you see in the natural. You are the head, not the tail; you are above, not beneath. You are an overcomer, and a new day is truly dawning for you.
You have been feeling this intensity because you are ready to birth something more magnificent than you could ever imagine. Soon you will forget the labor pains and the turmoil, as you lay hold of your awaited promise. As it is written in the scriptures, “A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world” (John 16:21). Through this last stretch and final push, you will finally see joy and praise!
“I am about to show up in your life and truly make all things new. My glory will be put on display through you, and you will look around and no longer see your enemies. As you look from right to the left, you will see my victory and restoration on every front. For the Lord your God is the one who goes with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you (Deuteronomy 20:4).”
The sun is dawning. This long night of the soul is breaking, and truly a new day has come, so rejoice and receive it by faith. Nothing will be missing, and nothing will be broken. There will be restoration on every front! You will be found singing; joy will explode and praise will erupt, as you will see the goodness of the Lord manifest in the land of the living (Psalm 27:13).