Sometimes I wonder. More often than not, by Your Amazing Grace, I just know.
Like the other day. I heard the enemy’s whispers. He’s always trying to sow doubt and discouragement, so he can reap a harvest of disappointment and disobedience. He has some favorite one-liners:
“No one cares.” “It doesn’t matter.” “it won’t make any difference.” “Why bother?”
I knew they were lies, Lord. But sometimes, it’s nice to hear Your Voice countering the lies.
“Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear.” (Isaiah 65:24)
That’s what You did for me the other day. Before I even spoke my heart cry to You, there You were. I walked into my office and saw two small stones in the middle of my desk. They were not mine. They had been given to another long ago. I hadn’t seen them in well over a year. Yet, suddenly, there they were… right in the middle of my desk.
Two small, smooth stones… like the ones I imagine David carried in his hand when he faced (and killed) the giant, Goliath. Two stones, with the very messages I needed to hear from You, Lord:
“KEEP THE FAITH” and “STAY THE COURSE.”
Sometimes I wonder. More often than not, by Your Amazing Grace, I just know. How did those stones get there? On that particular day? At that particular time?
It’s a mystery… or is it?
“Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a Voice behind you, saying, ‘This is the way; walk in it.'” (Isaiah 30:21)