God, I don’t understand. What are You saying?
You are here.
But where is ‘here’? It’s blank. Usually when I see this sign it is in relation to more information, like restrooms, first aid, distance to goal, landmarks. Something somewhere.
Yes. I know. You are on a need-to-know basis.
But I need to know!
No. I need to know, and I do. You want to know.
So….where am I? Where is here?
Here. You tell me. Where are you?
Feels like nowhere. A place of unknowing, pain, stress, loss. Questions. In-between-ness. What is ahead for Don? When will You heal him? What is ahead for him – for our family…..?
Lift your eyes and zoom out. Where are you, Cindy?
I am….in the palm of Your hand. In safety. By design.
Yes. Keep going.
And …You are here. With me.
Yes, my child. Always. In this place. I am in the midst of it all with you. In the midst of life and all it brings. Here. Now. I AM HERE. You desire Me to be with you and I am Immanuel, “God-with-us”. I desire you to be HERE with Me.
That’s all you need. There are many examples of My followers who had no map. Think of Mary. She did not see the completed book, knowing what was ahead. It was for her also a place of unknowing, pain, stress, loss. Questions. She faithfully accepted My hand and I led her each day. She gave birth to My Son, raised Him, released Him. And received Him back in newness of life. You see that now, but she lived one day at a time without the landmarks and distance to a goal arrows.
Think also of a child, living in the present without the concerns of the next thing. Fully present in what is in front of them. Trusting.
I will reveal more to you as you need it. Don’t look anxiously about you, seeking more or you’ll miss Me HERE. Take My hand. Rest in My palm. Where you are, where I AM.
You are here……………and so am I.
Thank You, Lord, for your with-ness in this place. I will abide with You here. Thank You for examples in life, examples in Your Word. Like Mary, I respond, be it unto me according to Your word. You are the Word, Living Word with me here in this place. Though I wait in this “holding pattern,” I am comforted to know it is Yours, and I am held, tucked in the palm of Your hand.
‘Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’