Where I See God Journal
Entry #7: In an Email
I saw it in my box. One of the precious ladies from our Wednesday morning Bible study group had sent an email. I’m not sure what I was expecting, but what I received was an outpouring of words directly from scripture sent to encourage me. It was a humbling moment. I spend Wednesday mornings trying to pour into others, and here she was pouring right back into me.
One of the passages jumped off the page at me. It was a verse from Exodus that I have hanging in my laundry room. She had added the verse prior, as well. “And Moses said to the people, ‘Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will work for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall never see again. The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.’” Exodus 14:13-14
I read the passage for a couple of days meditating on the words. “God, what are you trying to say to me?” I asked. Then I remembered a friend teaching me to turn scripture into prayers by placing my information into the passage. I gave that a try.
“Fear not, Kysia. Stand firm, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will work for you today. For the struggles you have in this moment, God will resolve. The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.”
My struggles really are temporary, not just because life is temporary, but because God is fighting for me. I need only to be silent. To rest in Him. To trust that He is big enough to take on my troubles and desires to if I would only let Him.
As often happens when someone shares scripture, the word of God takes on a life of its own until an understanding reveals itself. That was the case with the email scriptures. Like a ping pong game, the scripture bounced back and forth on my heart. I didn’t grasp what God was asking. But then understanding came. “Trust me enough to let me do the work, Kysia. See my salvation for you. I love you, child.”
A big encouragement from a humbling email.