I hear my Abba’s still, small voice:
“Believe Me, My ransomed child, when I tell you that the year ahead of you is crowned with My everlasting goodness. My unyielding favour surrounds you as a shield, even today. My holy presence is fully fortified; it remains your impenetrable resting place.
“Choose this day where you will place your trust in the days ahead: In My Word or in the chaos around you? In My Word or in your own fears? In My Word or in the opinions of others? Choose wisely, precious child, for much is at stake for you at the deepest level of your being. When you choose to trust My Word with unwavering faith and true humility you will find My perfect rest for your battered soul (mind, will, emotions). Yes, I am still the Restorer of your soul, even in these troubled days.
“My Word teaches you the ways of heaven’s wisdom and the art of godly discipline. These supernatural impartations help you live above your daily circumstances. Those who heed My correction and instruction are My willing and obedient children who allow Me to parent them along the pathway of My righteousness. They stand before Me crowned with grace and adorned with honour.
“Let My peace be your portion in these days. Know that I am not now nor will I ever be thrown off-balance by anything, or anyone, at any time. Humanity still shakes their fists at Me as they chase after new ways to ‘free’ themselves from ‘bondage’ to My righteous authority. Yet they are not free and the farther they run from Me the greater their bondage. My heart breaks, yes, but I am still seated on My throne. If I am not thrown off-balance by these happenings neither should you be, beloved. Instead, I would have you come into My holy and welcoming presence and pray for the broken world around you. Are you willing to love them as I still love them? I sent My Son, Jesus Christ, to pay the price for their redemption and there are still many, many who will enter into My kingdom during this time of turmoil. Pray for them, not against them, beloved. Pray that they find their way to the foot of the cross where My Son’s pure and blameless blood was shed on their behalf for it is always My grace and My kindness that lead anyone to repentance. Pray without giving up or becoming discouraged for I hear your sighs and whispers every moment of every day.
“Yes, My child, I shall crown the year ahead with My goodness and you will find that even the hard pathways will overflow with the abundance of My peace that flows from My presence. Remain here with Me for I am your place of utmost safety and holy preparation for all that is yet to unfold. Trust Me, beloved, in all the days to come.”
Psalm 65:11, Psalm 5:12, Proverbs 18:10, Proverbs 3:5-7, Isaiah 26:3, Psalm 23:3, Proverbs 1:7-9, Psalm 2:1, John 3:16, Romans 3:31, Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 2:4, 2 Peter 3:9
© Carol Schafer 2021