The Rest of His Presence!
“You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”
Why aren’t they here?
Consistency is so important. And what about the children…they love church?
But Yaweh Shammah was there. He stood by as Mary struggled with her feelings of fear and displeasure. And Yaweh Shammah wasn’t wringing His holy hands. He wasn’t pacing the floor and going to the church door, nervously scanning the sidewalks for His children. He was there. He is always there.
Don’t you know I’m God, Mary? Don’t you know I have them? Don’t you know I’ve heard your prayers, will not shame your hope, nor abandon your offspring?
Well, I guess I’ll have to address this matter. If I don’t say something, who will? Confrontation is necessary.
At last Mary yielded to the God… who is there.
No, Lord, this is not my business. You have them. You are God. The Word I pray will not return to You void. You are responsible for the fruit of Your Word. You don’t need my help…not this time! ha ha!
The sweet service ended and Mary made her way to the door. But what did she see? There—were her smiling children! They had been there all along. God knew. Satan knew—and was laughing. The children knew. But Mary was ignorant. The Almighty had purposely hidden them from her view.
Do we need to see God at work, before we believe He is there? Do we need constant assurance that the Almighty hears our prayers and is interceding on our behalf? Do we waste precious energy and joy because we doubt Yaweh Shammah is there—because He appears silent—because our hope is not seen?
Beloved, The Lord is with you. He is there with your loved ones. You can rest extravagantly in His wonderful name—Yaweh Shammah—for He is there. He is present. That is His name. There is no shadow of turning in Him. He is God, Yaweh Shammah, who does not change, who is present, who is there! Rest!