I read this chapter this morning and thought about all you brave men and women standing for your marriages! This passage reminds me so much of how it is when you’re standing.
It is talking about the Lords army that doesn’t swerve from the course. We don’t jostle each other but we march straight ahead without breaking rank. You have to read it. It’s powerful! My precious friends, God has a plan in all of this. You are important in this battle. I am telling you, you are! I am praying that you not only know this in your mind but you understand it with your whole heart!
Blow the trumpet in Zion;
sound the alarm on my holy hill.
Let all who live in the land tremble,
for the day of the Lord is coming.
It is close at hand—
2 a day of darkness and gloom,
a day of clouds and blackness.
Like dawn spreading across the mountains
a large and mighty army comes,
such as never was in ancient times
nor ever will be in ages to come.
3 Before them fire devours,
behind them a flame blazes.
Before them the land is like the garden of Eden,
behind them, a desert waste—
nothing escapes them.
4 They have the appearance of horses;
they gallop along like cavalry.
5 With a noise like that of chariots
they leap over the mountaintops,
like a crackling fire consuming stubble,
like a mighty army drawn up for battle.
At the sight of them, nations are in anguish;
every face turns pale.
7 They charge like warriors;
they scale walls like soldiers.
They all march in line,
not swerving from their course.
8 They do not jostle each other;
each marches straight ahead.
They plunge through defenses
without breaking ranks.
9 They rush upon the city;
they run along the wall.
They climb into the houses;
like thieves they enter through the windows.
10 Before them the earth shakes,
the heavens tremble,
the sun and moon are darkened,
and the stars no longer shine.
11 The Lord thunders
at the head of his army;
his forces are beyond number,
and mighty is the army that obeys his command.
You must know I know how hard standing is. But there is a bigger picture. There is a spiritual battle going on and God is preparing you. Stay focused! Stay in the Word! Stay pure! Keep your eyes on Jesus!
Please know Darin and I are running along side of you with many others that are on the other side of this. We are yelling, You can do it! God is in charge! He ALWAYS wins! If God is for you WHO CAN BE AGAINST YOU! We are yelling it! We are shouting it! Come on now shake off weariness, pick yourself up and stand tall!
You see the enemy wants to take you out but let Faith and confidence rise up within you and say this, No it is me that is going to take you out!
Love you my brothers and sisters!