Almost every day I walk, either around my neighbourhood or around the grounds of my workplace. I do it for fitness, for fresh air, clarity of mind and to spend time with God.
Quite often I have music playing and God guides me by showing me something personal in the lyrics. It can be assurance of His presence and provision or conviction and urging to come up higher.
This past week I listened to a song I am familiar with and God gave me a vivid image that has stuck with me day and night.
The song is “Another in the Fire” performed here by Hillsong United.
“There is another in the water, holding back the seas.”
Picture it. When I feel like I will be wiped out by a tsunami of circumstances, His hand holds it back and I’m safe.
It doesn’t mean that my shoes won’t get soggy, or my glasses won’t be splattered with drops of water, but I’m safe.
You’re safe. His hand is holding back the seas. Even when the challenges and the tears keep coming, He is still holding back the fullness of the attack.
So I won’t lose my joy. My happiness may disappear for a time, but Jesus never said He came to bring me happiness. He came to bring me joy, which is not dependent on circumstances, but on an intimate relationship with Him, resting in the fact that He will never abandon me.
In mercy you have seen my troubles, and You have cared for me; even during this crisis in my soul I will be radiant with joy, filled with praise for your love and mercy. Psalms 31:7 (TPT)
“I’ll count the joy come every battle – ‘Cause I know that’s where You’ll be”
Whatever you are walking through, remember He will never leave you alone.