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Grief & Disappointment

While trying to work through and make sense of some hard circumstances, God impressed the word below.  It felt as though He was trying to teach me something for a long season and then at the fullness of time He spoke the following. I hope this brings comfort and encouragement as you walk with the Lord.

     Why stand ye here gazing? Looking around as though My word will not come to pass. My word will not return to Me void. If this one or that one does not fulfill My purposes, then I will raise another up. If this one or that one comes to be with Me, do I not say great is their reward. Did I not say precious in My sight is the death of one of My saints. Beloved, did I not give them a choice to come be with Me or tarry here longer.

     Let there be peace in your heart for these who have finished their races are with Me and those who are still here in the land of the living I raise up to fulfill and continue the calling and My purposes on earth. Do not lose heart. What I have spoken I plan to bring to pass. I do not change like shifting sands – standing here one day and over there another. I am constant, I am unmovable, you can depend on Me.

     You lose heart at the seeming disappointments in your life thinking, “I did not hear God clearly,” or “I do not see how God’s words will be fulfilled for there is none left to take up the cause.” My love, I will raise up those who are called by My name. I will fulfill all I have planned. Do not think the look of the circumstance. Your faith, believing in the face of nothing visible and even death, pleases Me.

     Believe My word when I say your country is not here but I have gone ahead to prepare a place for you. You are here to accomplish My will here on earth and share all those I send you to a knowledge of Me and a light in darkness – let Me work out the details and leave the results to Me, yours is to follow on unmoved and unshaken no matter the loss or rejection you may face.

     I have you and great is your reward. Be at ease and let Me continue to flow through you. Only do not turn back or lose heart and think your faith was not enough – there is much you cannot see at this time, but all will be revealed before My throne when time is no more. Just be at ease, know Me, follow Me, and let Me make a greater way for you than what you can imagine.

     Even if I speak My will over a situation and men thwart My plans at that turn, do know I make a greater way. Man chooses to reject or accept Me and My ways. Shake the dust off of your feet and move on with Me – My word will be fulfilled. Will I not send you even to another place, another people to fulfill My plans with those who will accept Me. Stand until I say move, walk until I say stand.

     Know that all is well. I Am with You. My Holy spirit goes with you to comfort and guide you and even heal your inner hurts and griefs. I am tender and compassionate toward you. Set you mind on things above not on earthly things, for there is so much more than you can see now. This life is only the doorway into the room of eternity.

     Do not be discouraged, do not faint or lose heart or faith for I Am will never leave you or forsake you. Though man may forsake you, know I see you, now I deliver you, just hold to Me. When all is darkness around you and the pain even hurts to breath – speak My praise and all will be light and the air will clear around you. The lightness of My yoke will replace the heavy mantle that you bore.

     Look to Me, the author and finisher of your faith. When all is silent and it is even hard to hear Me, just keep your faith in Me and worship Me in the common ways and I will be there. I will break through like the dawn and make your way great. I will strengthen you to stand. I will soothe your wounds and heal your diseases. All is whole in Me.

     Let not the darkness overtake you, for great is the temptation to forsake Me and speak against My will and what I’ve shared with you when the light is dimmed and the circumstances seem to swallow up My divine purposes and light will for a situation. Hold tight to My will and I will make the way. It may not come at the time or in the way you expect, but it will come and it will be great and set the prisoner free, bring light, and dispel darkness. Take great hope and rejoice in Me, not in your circumstance, for I am unmovable and in Me you can depend.

  • “As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth:    It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.” Isaiah 55:10-12
  • “When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power. But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.” Acts 1:6-11
  • “These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned. But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.” Hebrews 11:13-16
  • “So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.” I Corinthians 15:54-58