“The grass withers and the flowers fade, but the word of our God stands forever." – Isaiah 40:8 (NLT)
A little note…That was the difference. Note that if only was given could have paved the way for me to get out of this battle at work I had been in. But a note that never came…and kept me in a place that seemed enclosed. A place deeper and darker in this valley I had walked on.
The time frame I needed to fight back had been running out. In much quicker pace as anticipated. I gave up. Long ago. As soon as that lady who was supposed to help me didn’t want to hear my side and just closed my case. I knew this battle was not on my hands.
It had been difficult to look way ahead at this time. To not know where my steps should go. But I knew…it would be more foolish to stray away farther from that mountaintop ahead. The valley was not a fun place to be as we all knew. Too cold. Harsh weather. Dark. A scary place to be in.
The joy I had working in the prison was stolen by the enemy. I still would work. Whenever I chose to. But it was not the same. The fire burning was not the same intensity. I lacked passion. I lost interest.
Despite…I always will be grateful for one thing. It is only a shadow that never scares me knowing the protection God always give to those who seek refuge in Him. I don’t know the purpose of my battle at this time. I don’t know the road to take. But one thing is for sure…He gives me a deeper faith and allows me to trust more in Him knowing in His place, that’s where it’s secure.
When I’m afraid of any danger, He surrounds me with His protection.
When it’s too dark, He shows me what His light can do.
When I feel all alone, He makes it known that He’s in this trial with me.
When I’m lost, He comforts me with His guidance and discernment to see the way He’s making.
Faith. I’m grateful for faith that sees and believes in the unseen. Faith that hopes. Trusts. Faith that knows His endless mercy and grace.
Note? I felt a tear rolled down my right cheek and I wanted to cry so hard because of all injustices around me. But only to be wiped out right away and my composure remained as His Word came to my ears and whispered:
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” – Isaiah 41:10
All these troubles…always drowned by His love. All life's woes...calmed by His faithful promises...
Note?…I don’t need that note. Anymore…As long as I have His Word…