January 7, 2021 | Suni Piper, IFA Contributing Writer
As we sit in the shadow of all the events converging in our nation’s capital yesterday, many of us feel speechless, not knowing how to make any sense of it. As I was praying all day and on the IFA prayer call, I kept stepping back to pray for Vice President Pence and asking that he would only move as the Lord was leading him. We have all written his story for this hour, believing that on January 6th he was the man to bring this vote home, that he was the man to part the sea to “impossible.” We have all been praying and believing that he would be bold and take a stance.
But, what if HE wasn’t the man for this job? What if he was never called to step in and call a halt to all of this?
A person may think their own ways are right, but the Lord weighs the heart. (Prv 21:2)
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. (Prv 3:5-6)
The bottom line is the Lord sees the BIGGER picture. He sees past this year, past the next four years. He sees where we would go with a change in presidency and where we would go with another four years.
I am still holding on until the inauguration. The God of the impossible has shown up before and we say “do it again”! Jesus even showed up too late – and still brought forth a miracle with Lazarus.
I stand like Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in the fiery furnace.
“King Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us from Your Majesty’s hand. But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.” Dn 3:16
I stand at the precipice. My faith is still unwavering. Impossible is all my vocabulary knows how to articulate, and yet I have heard far too many words to give in now. But, even if…
We will still choose to praise Him and recognize that He has allowed to live through such a time as this. No matter how these last days go before the inauguration and into 2021, we have to believe in God’s greater purposes and plans. The dark could become darker than many of us have known in our lifetimes. But, what if this is what is needed for a even greater display of His Glory!
[The Lord] has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you [My lovingkindness and My mercy are more than enough—always available—regardless of the situation]; for [My] power is being perfected [and is completed and shows itself most effectively] in [your] weakness.” Therefore, I will all the more gladly boast in my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ [may completely enfold me and] may dwell in me. So I am well pleased with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, and with difficulties, for the sake of Christ; for when I am weak [in human strength], then I am strong [truly able, truly powerful, truly drawing from God’s strength]. 2 Cor 12:9-10 AMP
I am still certain that I will see the goodness of God is the land of the living (Ps 27:13). I know not how the days remaining will play out. I know not how this new year will unfold. But this I know – my God is more than able! But no matter what, I will choose to praise Him and bring Him glory, honor and praise all the days of my life! I will not fear. I choose to trust in HIM!
Author Suni Piper is a prophetic intercessor who blogs at A Surrendered Life. (Photo Credit: Getty Images.)