♕ Today's Promise: “Lift up your eyes and look about you: All assemble and come to you; your sons come from afar, and your daughters are carried on the hip." Isaiah 60:4
My children are with their dad as you know and the last time he extended their stay by letting me know that he MAY bring them back the next weekend. This is really such a test to me because when it is school time I know when they are coming back. Now, I have just no guarantee so where do I go to? Of course, my dear Heavenly Husband!
Not feeling that I really got an answer from the Lord, I went to bed that night with a terrible headache and just could not fall asleep. When this happens I have the Afrikaans Bible on my playlist on my phone. And then I put it on a random chapter and let it shuffle through until His word calms me down.
As I lying there on the bed listening and waiting for sleep, I suddenly hear something about sons and daughters. I immediately played back the chapter and started listening more intently and there it was, the promise He needed me to hear. I did not know this verse, so there was no way He could remind me of a verse that I did not know, but is anything too difficult for Him? Of course not!!!
I read this verse: Isaiah 60:4 (NIV) “Lift up your eyes and look about you: All assemble and come to you; your sons come from afar, and your daughters are carried on the hip."
And I started crying, but this time it was tears of utter joy and peace. I also knew in my heart that this promise was for the appointed time. It did not mean my children will return now, it meant they will return and stay here, never to return to the other woman again.
I finally had the peace I was looking for and only afterwards I realized how silly I was. The Lord is busy restoring my marriage, but I never put it together that once He restores, my children will be back home where they belong. My dear Heavenly Husband giving me this verse just made it all come together in my head.
But as with all things, the Lord always confirms in one way or another the promise He gives us. Just solidifying it and letting us know that He is in control and His word never returns to Him void.
That week my Former Husband phoned me and as we spoke he told me that he has no idea how he could ever think that he and the other woman were suited for each other. He even used the fitting of a square peg in a round hole expression. I asked if he then thinks if we fit together and he said "of course, perfectly" and that all that is holding him back from coming home is the fact that he will not be able to provide for us.
Again, where do I go with this answer? The One who has all the answers of course! Then as I was talking to the Lord about this, He gave me a verse as I was reading my Afrikaans bible.
Here is what He gave me: Proverbs 31:11 (NASB) "The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain." When I directly translate my Afrikaans it says: he [her husband], will pick the fruit of her labour.
My Love, does this mean that my Earthly Husband will return home and we have to rely on my income alone? I don't know and maybe He is preparing me for something to come, but it is okay because I have Him and I know that with my hope in Him, He will renew my strength, I can soar on wings like eagles, I can run and not grow weary, I will walk and not be faint!
But you know there is always more with Him, don't you? It turned out that I got the best mother's day gift ever. My children came home on mother's day bringing a lovely gift but in actual fact the best gift was the one that He gave me, having them home for mother's day!
To be His bride is the best choice I have ever made!!!
This psalm just sums it all up perfectly:
Psalm 117 "Let everyone everywhere shine with praise to Yahweh! Let it all out! Go ahead and praise him! For he has conquered us with his great love and his kindness has melted our hearts. His faithfulness lasts forever and he will never fail you. So go ahead, let it all out! Praise Yah! O Yah!"
Dear Bride, has He conquered you yet with His great love, and has His kindness melted your heart yet? Please allow Him to be all in your life so you can also have this abundant life He wants to give each of you.