God's Glory Protects

6:35 PM

The Sun has Set, and I'd like to Share How God's Glory Protects with you! 

As I was going through my husband’s old t-shirts today, looking for some I could repurpose into shirts for our oldest son, I began to think about remnants.  See my brother and I are kind of like remnants.  We were dropped off after a devastating night not wanted by our father.  We were the remnants of a tragic night.  The Bible speaks of remnants a lot, when doing so they are usually referring to certain individuals or the Israelites.  Even when there was great wickedness present, God would almost always PROTECT, His people and leave a line to carry out HIS purposes through, a remnant.

Isaiah 14:24 says, “The Lord Almighty has sworn.  Surely as I have planned, so it will be, and as I have purposed, so it will happen.”  I am not going to pretend for a second that I will ever understand the Lord and what He purposes, for His thoughts are not our thoughts, and His ways are not our ways.  But there are a few things that the Holy Spirit has taught me and I know without any hesitation.

I have to believe that I along with many others out there have been protected and chosen as a remnant for the purposes of God.  No matter what the enemy wills, or tries in order to stop the purposes of God, he WILL ALWAYS FAIL.  Even if at the time he seems to have someway stolen the victory out of the hands of God. 

The enemy comes to steal, kill, and destroy.  Bottom line.  BUT, (don’t you LOVE the BUTS when it comes to Christ!?) He, Jesus, came to give life and life more abundantly!! 

When the enemy invaded our home some 27 years ago, I am all but sure he thought he had succeeded.  In some ways maybe for a short time he did.  BUT remember back on DAY 6 post Romans teaches us that HE will soon crush the enemy under our feet! What a glorious day that is!!! 

When my father murdered my mother with my brother and I in the house, the enemy seemingly destroyed a family.  Tore us to pieces.  However, GOD’S GLORY PROTECTS.  There is no logic, reason, or explanation on why or how my brother and I survived that night, other than in the midst of wickedness, our SOVEREIGN KING hid my brother and I (Psalm 91) and overshadowed us with HIS hand and glory and saved a remnant for HIS purposes. 

See friend that is why I know your pain, suffering, questions, frustrations, fears, I know what it is like to hear the cries of death.  I know all to well what it is like to go looking for your mommy and never be able to see her or hear her sweet, soft, tender voice sing to you again.  I know loneliness, I know resentment, anger, eating disorders, I know depression, I know endless hopelessness, I know nightmares, sleeping in fetal positions, insecurities, BUT I know ONE greater than all of those things that have tormented me.  I know one whose name EVERYTHING under heaven bows to.  You can know HIM as well.  He can FREE you.  HE can HEAL you.  He can RESTORE you.  HE can REDEEM you.  HE has protected you, saved you and given you a purpose.  He has a plan for you and it will come to pass! (Jeremiah 29:11)

I have journeyed through some very long hard roads in my short life, and I know I will continue to have to journey through some more, but I will NEVER have to do it alone!  I have a Shepherd, Savior, Redeemer, Friend, Victorious Warrior, and Conquering King, who has conquered death, hell, and the grave! And he says along with me, Death where is your sting!!!  When you have life in HIM you have life in the midst of a wicked world.  Wickedness can never take your life in HIM away.  You are Hidden in HIM.  His glory protects me all the days of my life.  He saved me, this remnant and redeemed me and that is why I say so!

Please come back tomorrow to find out through all of this HOW HE has RELENTLESSLY pursued me! 




  

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10 comments

  1. I pray God will bless this post to all those who come to read it.

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  2. I am trying to catch up on some reading this morning...and yours was the first in my e-mail inbox. I know how hard it is to share our "dark times" and you are brave and courageous to do so...tears in my eyes from reading of yours and your brothers' experience. May God bless you and your journey, and the words you share for others like me who come to read them. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. I am revisiting this post in our Nov. 1st "getting to know you" series! I continue to follow and will be reading back to day one! Thanks again for sharing this journey with us!

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    2. Thank you so much, I am excited to have you join me on this journey. Praying Blessings over you and your family as we enter into this Glorious season, giving thanks for you and all the new readers I have gained through this 31 challenge.

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  3. Sandra thank you that is the cry of my heart!

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  4. Barbara Thank you for your encouragement! I am so blessed and honored that you would take the time to read and comment thank you for your kind words.

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  5. May God continue to use you for his purposes--and may he continue to protect you from evil.

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    1. Thank you and the same for you, I am confident that nothing can separate us from His love. Praying for you today, that He will assure your heart that He is with you. :)

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  6. Thank you for sharing this. The exact same thing happened to my neighbors last week, and I have been devastated for the kids involved. I am praying that God will grab hold of their lives and use them the way He has used your tragedy and his victory over it.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog, too. Just when you think nobody understands, God sends someone who does. Blessings.

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    1. My heart breaks for them, I have dear friends who experienced this same thing two years ago. I will pray for them earnestly, I promise! How old were the children? IF there is any way I can help them, encourage them, be someone they can talk with I'd be honored. I am thankful he sent me your way this morning! Believing Romans 8:28 for their lives and all who are involved.

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