On this faith walk, I have encountered many difficult moments. Majority of those times, I didn't know how I’d get out of it. However, time and time again God had proven He would do exactly what He said. But what do you do when the memory of what God has done isn’t enough? Or when you are presently facing dire circumstances and all you can think of is how impossible your situation is?
Coming from personal experience, it’s hard to get yourself out of that dark place. I wish as quick as you got there is as quickly as you get out. However, I’d be lying to both you and me. During those moments of “defeat”, you have to find your way back to the secret place. You have to know that those “impossible” situations, are ones that aren’t in your control. It requires true trust and complete surrender, which I know at times is easier said than done. But in that secret place is where you become less reliant on you and fully reliant on the power of God.
To that person that is having a rough time getting out of this dark place, I want you to know that you aren’t alone. Even if you have to repeat “I surrender” a million times until you feel that release, play praise and worship music to shift your mood, pray just asking God to carry the burden or even going for a walk to clear your mind. Whatever it takes to get you back into the secret place, do it. For there is peace there. There is protection there. And more importantly, there is provision there.
“Jesus looked hard at them and said, “No chance at all if you think you can pull it off yourself. Every chance in the world if you trust God to do it.””
Matthew 19:26 MSG
“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.””
Psalms 91:1-2 NKJV
Reflection Question(s): We invite you to discuss below.
What does the secret place look like to you? How does it feel when you are there?