Have you ever been in a battle that you KNEW you weren’t going to win? The fear, frustration and anger at the unfairness of it all comes over you like a flood. All the accusations, all the drama, all the pain is overwhelming, isn’t it? It’s almost worse when we watch our spouse or children be wrongfully accused. I believe it makes you want to go all ‘postal’ on the attacker, doesn’t it?
I was thinking that it must have been how the Father felt when he watched his Son be wrongfully accused, spit on and beaten. Suddenly I realized that’s not how He felt at all. He knew the end result. It was a part of a bigger plan that He saw outside of time.
Isaiah 26: 3-4 gives us the key, “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. Trust in the Lord forever, for in YAH, the Lord, is everlasting strength.”
There it is, the place of perfect peace is a place of trust. Have you ever done the ‘trust fall’? You know, when you fall backward into the arms of people who catch you? Yeah, me neither! Well, that’s what God is asking us to do, the trust fall. Fall into His arms of love and trust Him, he knows how it’s going to turn out.
Do you trust Him even when it looks REALLY bad? When you have to stand there and take all that, do you trust Him? When you get fired, do you trust Him? When you lose your house, do you trust Him? When it looks like they’ve won, do you trust Him? When you don’t get what you want, when you want it, do you trust Him?
I believe that when things are at their worst, the rescue looks the best. When things are at their lowest, the arm of the Lord is outstretched the farthest. Remember when Elisha was surrounded by the army and he wasn’t stressed a bit by it, but his servant was freaking out? Elisha asked the Lord to open his eyes and he saw the chariots of the Lord surrounding them. Why? Because when you know the ending, the story gets sweeter.
The battle isn’t ours, it’s Gods. Stop trying to fight this battle, rest in His peace and presence and trust in the Lord. When you are in the secret place of the Most High God (Ps 91), thats when He will show you His salvation. It’s a habit we all must develop if we’re to be a light in this very dark world. Find your hiding place and stay there till the storm passes. Trust that He’s big enough to take care of this and you.