Growing up in a farmhouse in Eastern North Carolina, there are many fond memories of my Mom and Dad that I will cherish as long as I am on this planet. And then, when we get to Heaven, we will reminisce about them all, I’m sure.
I can remember me and my sister, since we were the youngest, we could be assured that we could get by with a whole lot more than our older siblings. One of the things that we both shared growing up was our dislike for storms. It didn’t matter where we were in that big ole farm house, we could always find our way to our Mama and jump in either her arms, or her and my Daddy’s bed.
When those kind of storms would happen, it seemed as if they frequently occurred in the middle of the night. I can remember so many times trying to make our way through the dark hallways, past the big living room, and all the other millions of rooms it seemed, to get to a place of safety.
One thing we could always see was the light from the porch shining through. We knew that when we saw the ray of the night light on the porch (which was by the way very dim, because it was a low watt bulb), we could always be assured that my Mama would hear the pitter-patter of those little feet making their way through all those seemingly decoys to get to where she was.
The only guidance we had was her voice and that low beam light.
In those big tall dark hallways, on those cold and screechy floors, and all the noises of the night, in the midst of it all, there was her calming voice reassuring us, “It’s all right, keep coming, I hear you.” As we were crying out to her, she was beckoning back to us in calm assurance that everything was going to be okay, even before we could get to the safety of her arms or her bed.
I feel as if the Father wants you to know first of all, that He hears you.
Psalm 139:2 says,
“Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.”
If He knows that, He surely can hear us when we cry out to Him.
First John 5:14 declares,
“This is the confidence that we have in Him, knowing that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us, and if He hears us, then we have those petitions that we desire.”
So yes, He hears us.
The second thing He needs for you to know, is that His voice is guiding you, if you will listen. The Bible says,
"My sheep hear my voice and a stranger they will not follow.” (John 10:4-5)
That means when you are listening to your Father, you listen only to His voice and you know the voice of your Good Shepherd. He will never lead you astray, you can be fully assured of that.
Then He wants you to know that before you even call, I have already taken care of it. The Bible says,
"And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.” (Isaiah 65:24)
He has already gone before us to make the path clear and precise and perfect for us.
We just have to stay on the right path so we can arrive at the destination on time.
The Bible says before the return of our Lord and Savior, this world would get darker and darker, but
“The path of the righteous is like the morning sun, shining ever brighter till the full light of day.” (Proverbs 4:18)
So don’t stop coming to Him, keep listening for His voice.
I know it looks dark, but He is the one that is guiding and we will all get there together unscathed. When we get there, he has promised a great reward for those who endure until the end. Keep coming , He will always leave the light on for you.