I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name. | Revelation 3:8
As I was on my walk this morning, the Lord reminded me of a song entitled Surrounded (Fight My Battles) by Upper Room. He continued to speak to me, saying, “Many of my people feel surrounded right now by pressure from various circumstances, but they need to know and realize that they are surrounded by Me!”
Surely, Lord, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield (Psalm 5:12).
God is saying, “My bride, fear not! For indeed, I am surrounding you. You’re not going under; in fact, you are overcoming, even through the immense pressure that you are currently experiencing. Know this: what you are feeling are birth pains. Even as a woman in labor is ready to give birth, so you are ready to give birth to your promise!
“I know that things have been beyond difficult, and you have felt surrounded on every side, but even through this I have been working. You are being strengthened, even amidst the difficult circumstances. It is imperative that you don’t quit now, because everything is getting ready to change for the better! I am sending you reinforcements, and help is on the way.
“What I am about to do for you will renew your confidence and your faith in Me, and you will see and testify that surely I have been working things for your good all along! Keep your eyes on Me, and keep walking in the light, for I will be faithful to bring every word I have spoken to pass. I have not brought you this far to leave you. Yes, you are in uncharted territory, but I am with you, and you are surrounded by Me.
“You are getting ready to enter into a season of your reward for your faithfulness, so live with the constant and hopeful expectation of what I will do for you. I am calling you, even in the midst of your own needs, to boldly step out and sow. Even as the widow who was down to her last jar gave all that she had (as the prophet instructed her to), and her supply never ran dry, so I will also provide for you. Truly my ways are not your ways. Step out in faith today, and know that you will not fail. Your victory is assured, and truly you are surrounded by Me!”