I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip—he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord watches over you—the Lord is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep you from all harm—he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore. | Psalm 121: 1-8
Many are feeling an intensity in the spirit realm right now. It seems as though a war is being waged against you, but I hear the Lord saying, “Hold your peace, and do not cast away your confidence.”
The Lord desires to encourage His people today. John 16:21 says, “When a woman is giving birth, she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world.” I hear the voice of the Lord saying to His people, “You are experiencing birth pains, as you are being enlarged and expanded. The birthing process can be messy and uncomfortable. Yet, like a woman who gives birth forgets the pain and rejoices as she holds the promise of the Lord in her arms, so it will be with you. I say to you, the pain you are feeling cannot compare to the joy that is coming!”
Yes, there is opposition, but I sense that God is longing to remind us that those who are with us are more than those who are with them (2 Kings 6:16). I speak to those with fearful hearts: rise up, of mighty men and women of valor! Set your eyes not on what you see in the physical—that which would seek to get you to turn your back—but keep your eyes locked on the Lord of Hosts. He is the One who is mighty in battle, and He is the One who fights for you! God is going before you, preparing the way. Know that in Him, your victory is assured. This battle is not yours, but the Lord’s.
Though many things in the natural may currently look like the opposite of what God has promised you, these circumstances are nothing but smokescreens. Do not let the fire that you feel distract you from the One who holds you in the palms of His hands. The truth is, the Lord is sustaining you in this moment. By Him and through Him, all things are being held together (Colossians 1:17).
Declare aloud that greater is He who lives inside of you than he who is living in the world (1 John 4:4). The enemy is defeated, and your destiny is getting ready to come full circle. Hold your peace, and know that God prepares a table of feasting in the very presence of your enemies (Psalm 23:5). His arms are sustaining you, and you are not going under the waves. Yes, the very opposite is true: the Lord is enlarging you, bringing you into a spacious place (Psalm 18:19).
The storms and winds may rage, and the waves will rise, but let us not forget that through it all, Jesus is in the boat with us. You are highly protected. The angel of the Lord encamps around you; there is no need to fear (Psalm 34:7).
Great and opportune seasons of destiny and promotion are about to manifest. The storms will cease, and all will be well. The Lord is with you, and He is mighty in your midst. Keep your eyes on the Constant One, for He will not fail you.