Some help for when you hit the wall…

Thoughts to encourage our adoration of God;

3 Then the angel who was speaking with me went out, and another angel went out to meet him. 4 He said to him, “Run and tell this young man: Jerusalem will be inhabited without walls because of the number of people and animals in it.”a 5 The declaration of the LORD: “I myself will be a wall of fire around it, and I will be the glory within it.” Zec. 2:3-5 CSB

Get used to seeing God behind everything, realizing that he is always waiting for us, that he is contemplating us and quite rightly demands that we follow him faithfully without abandoning the place assigned to us in the world. In order not to lose his divine company, we must walk with loving vigilance and with a sincere determination to struggle.

As I read St Josemaria’s words this morning, I knew the truth of them.

God is here.

Even when we fell like we are ready to abandon everything. It might be because we are tired, it might be because we don’t know what’s coming at us next. It may be that we’ve hit another wall in life…. and we’ve run up against it at full speed. It might even be that we feel the corruption that sin causes in us.

It doesn’t matter…. all of theses things result in the same thing.

For His people will eventually realize that the wall we run into, is God.

Here is there, waiting for us, thinking about us, protecting us, even from ourselves.

I think this is what St Josemaria actually missed – the nature of God’s protection of those He has called into a relationship. The city walls that were made unnecessary point this out – in the midst of a time where any community of 50 or more lived behind common walls, for Jerusalem to be pictured without walls means that those outside would thing they are open targets. and those inside should be afraid, very afraid of opposition.

Yet He is here… waiting for us to see His work, His protection from evil, and His secure hold on us…

He is our God, and as we hit the wall, we should realize that is enough… that is all we need!

Escrivá, Josemaría. Friends of God . Scepter Publishers. Kindle Edition.

About justifiedandsinner

I am a pastor of a Concordia Lutheran Church in Cerritos, California, where we rejoice in God's saving us from our sin, and the unrighteousness of the world. It is all about His work, the gift of salvation given to all who trust in Jesus Christ, and what He has done that is revealed in Scripture. God deserves all the glory, honor and praise, for He has rescued and redeemed His people.

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