You may not experience this from time to time. Or maybe you do.
And someone reading this blog may not be at a place to receive this. But then again, many others may.
Either way…here we go.
From time to time God will begin to prepare me for an upcoming season in my life.
Three years ago, I came across a book called The Red Sea Rules, by Robert Morgan. It had a profound affect on me. And I thought at the time God was using this book in order for me to give hope and encouragement to others who might be going through an extremely difficult experience, a Red Sea experience. And I did.
But the main reason that book became so real to me was because I would soon come to my own Red Sea due to an extended loss of employment. And just to clarify that term, since I am not feeling real diplomatic tonight. I did not lose my job. I knew right where it was. My job was taken from me and others by one of the worst developers of human potential I personally have ever witnessed. I don’t hold aught as the Bible would say, but I think I have something to say on the topic of human potential and those that kill it. More on that in the future.
“Moving on” as they say in the film biz.
So, for the last couple of days the phrase “you revive me” has become part of my marrow for some reason. My guess is that though I want to encourage others who need to be revived, it is for me at some point in the future.
The fourteen months of unemployment was merely a preparation for a greater challenge to be faced. Looking forward to it along with the opportunity to prove God? In an odd way, I am.
But this phrase, “you revive me”… I may develop it over the next few days.
Who is reviving who from what?
The two who’s are obvious. One is God and the other is __________________. (Insert your name in the blank) In my case, it is me.
Revive me from what?
For me the following verse stood out.
“Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me.”
We all have trouble. We all deal with heart break, insurmountable odds, death, grieving, economic pressures, raising kids, marriage, parenting your parents, and many more. I will let you define your own trouble.
And not only does trouble come from time to time, it seems to be ever present and we daily walk in the midst of it.
In fact, Psalm 91 confirms we will have trouble and it also promises, “I will be with you in time of trouble, I will deliver you and honor you.” Psalm 91:15
By the way, if you ever want to encourage any law enforcement friends you have, send them Psalm 91. I texted part of this chapter to a law enforcement official named Adam, aka Boo Boo. He had never read Psalm 91 before. And now Boo Boo knows that God will walk through the midst of trouble with him and protect him while those around him may fall.
So what type of trouble am I expecting?
None that God can’t handle, both in my life and in yours.
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