Soon, declares the Lord. Soon you will see me, you will hear me, you will know my light when it shines upon you. I will be like the sun with the breaking of dawn. The night has lasted for too long, but soon there will be sunlight flooding the valley and lighting the mountain tops like a beacon set upon a high hill.
You have cried to me, I have heard you. Do you not think my heart breaks with the breaking of yours? Do you not think my cheeks are wet with tears for my children? I am a Father and I love my people, but, even before that, I am God, and I am angry.
The devil has pushed me to my limits, I am done with him. My people must rise up, stand against him, because when they stand against him, I am released to stand against him.
Your heart is heavy, don’t I know it? Your tears are still wet, don’t I feel it? You cry out to me and wonder if I hear, I do, I always hear. You run to me and say I can’t be found, but I can always be found by my children, as long as they don’t stop, as long as they keep going.
For, the devil does everything he can to make you stop, to make you give up, to make you doubt my ability to hear you, see you, reach out to you and guide you along my path. Don’t let him, keep going, keep going, keep going.
Naomi didn’t stop, she didn’t cower even when her heart was broken and everything she had was stolen from her. Esther didn’t stop, even when fear tried to grasp her in its grip and tell her to give up. Moses, oh my servant Moses, didn’t stop, regardless of all the Israelites did to make him turn back, he just kept going. David, the King I chose from birth, didn’t stop regardless of Goliath, regardless of Saul, regardless of every battle and every lie, he just didn’t stop.
So, you, my people, just can’t stop. You MUST keep going. I hear you, don’t stop praying, I see you, don’t stop dancing, I know you, don’t stop rejoicing, for the Sun is about to break through the clouds, arise behind the mountains and light up this world like you’ve never seen before.
So, I tell you, I declare to you, don’t stop, don’t stop, don’t stop. Keep pressing in, keep moving forward, keep praying and keep believing.
I am coming, I hear you, I see you, I want you to know that you are not alone, even when you feel alone, you are never alone.