“And the glory of the LORD came into the house by the way of the gate facing toward the east. And the Spirit lifted me up and brought me into the inner court; and behold, the glory of the LORD filled the house.” (43:4-5)
It was very merciful of the LORD to include this promise in the same book. They are not left with the heartbreak of His glory’s departure in chapter 10. Ezekiel is told of His tragic departure and His glorious return.
The LORD does not leave us hopeless. Even when things are looking apocalyptic, we still have bountiful promises to claim.
I feel a real sense of corporate depression surrounding the state of the world, and it can be hard to see how the LORD is still enthroned, but He is.
Sometimes we riddle ourselves with anxiety’ and don’t stop to relax when our worst fears pass by, leaving us unscathed. Often times we feverishly pray through our stresses and don’t stop to rejoice when those prayers are answered.
AGAIN, this is a reminder to ourselves and an appeal to record our prayers and then go back to rejoice, thanking the LORD, when they’re answered. It’s a wonderful and faith building habit.
So much of the news, these days, reads as follows: THIS happened, probably it will lead to THIS WORSE THING! But more often than not, the sensationalized prediction never comes to pass, and we miss our chance to relax about it.
It seems we must be proactive in our fight to not be terrorized. The LORD never delivers judgement without then extending hope. We must remember that He is the One actually in charge. Our worst fears may be realized (His glory leaving the temple), but He will refine us, give us new hearts, and set things back in a more perfect place.
Do you believe that? Is this something you struggle with? Talk with the LORD about it today, and make sure to write it down.