A letter from The Father…
As you walk on this path I have placed before you, you are moving at my perfect pace. Do not try to wander ahead to see around the corner, for I may not have you go around that corner. I instead may have you take a completely different route, one that you never expected. Trust in my timing and release all frustration and anxiety into my hands. Straight-ahead is your blessing, you need only to wait. This I know is difficult my child, but I honor and find pleasure in your waiting. Your heart searches the depths of truth and you always end up in my arms. So many nights I have tried to hold you as you tremble and cry out for my mercy. But oh my child, don’t you see? I have not brought you out to this desert and left you for dead, for this is only the beginning. There is much to do in a short amount of time, yes I do see this, but my daughter, please do not forget this simple and beautiful truth…I do not live by time. Time cannot hold me or confine me, for I have invented time and time lives by my ruling and standards. I have the power to change and rearrange everything, for all creation is under my Almighty and powerful hand. When you feel as if you have lost all control over your surroundings, rejoice because you truly have. This is proof that you have chosen to live by my standards not your own.
May I put it in a simple way of explanation for you? When you are holding an object in your hand, do you worry and complain that you have lost it? I would say no because it is in your possession. With this object in your hand, you can do what you will with it and you know where it is at all times. Now, if you give that object up to someone and it is no longer in your possession, would you worry about its location if you so freely gave it away? No, you would know who is holding it and where it is. So this is true with your life. If your life was truly yours then you could hold onto it with fists closed tight. If your life were truly in your hands then you would know ALL there is to know and you could do what you want with it. But my child, don’t you see? I paid the price for your life and you freely handed it to me when you chose to love me back. Therefore your life is in my hands now and I am always holding it. Although you cannot see where you are going or what is ahead, you know that your life is in my hands and that should always be enough.
Please do not cry or feel sad, your tears are numbered and yes there are many but my heart weeps with your heart when you cry. I have taken care of all things and I love you dearly. Please begin to understand that when I start a good work in my children, I am ALWAYS faithful to complete it. Would I be so bold as to lead you to the wilderness to then leave you to fight and battle for yourself? Does this show my true character as your Heavenly Father? Your trust is pleasing to me my beautiful daughter, but now you must let go of your ideas and plans and submit them to me. Have I failed you my love? My faithfulness is enduring to all circumstances and you are being held in the very palm of my hand. You must not live by seeing through you earthly eyes, but allow my Spirit to guide you and be your sight. Faith is not about knowing what lies ahead but it is about knowing who is always ahead of you and that is I, the lover of your very soul.
Look past all of your worry and confusion and you shall find me. I have not left, no, in fact I am much closer then you presume to think. I am at the center of your weakness and I am lifting you up to regain much strength. Continue to press forward and into my presence. For it is in my presence that you shall find your rest and it is rest indeed that you do need my child. I provide rest for all of my children so take what it rightfully yours.
Do not be deceived by the outward appearance of things. Instead, remember that my Kingdom is that of the invisible. The smallest packages always hold the most worthwhile things and the things seen by the eye are only of this world, not mine. The more that you move forward in my relationship with you, the more internal your gifts will be. Oh my daughter have I made you one of great honor and virtue. I am not surprised by your troubled mind nor am I upset with your distilled faith in my plans. For I see your heart and your heart cries Abba. Your heart beats at the very sound of my name.
I want you to remember something at all times, I have called you for a greater purpose than your thoughts try to reign. What I mean by this is, the tasks at hand will always have to be done by my strength through you. Therefore if it seems impossible, by your strength it is, but by my hands working as your hands, nothing shall ever be labeled as impossible. Your excitement will soon build, as you get closer to your calling. But my child, please know that your lack of knowledge of your future is not because of something you have missed, it is only this way because I need it to be. If I were to tell you of the next 7 months, you would surely not believe me, I can tell you this as truth. I am protecting your heart of unbelief because unbelief is a sin. I would rather you not know at all then doubt me, the very One who have given you life.
Oh my precious daughter how I love you. Lay down your burdens and commit yourself to my existence. For in your prayer time is when I come down and rest beside you. Yes my beautiful one, it is in you that I truly find my rest. My very heart beats with yours so when you abide in me; you take on my happiness, my joy, and my peace. Trust in me always and never forget this simple truth. I find pleasure in you and you are truly mine for eternity.
Amy Basel 2012