I heard the Lord say, “When the waves of life rise up keep your eyes on Me, the author and finisher of your faith. I am your constant and am unchanging. I am your strength in times of trial. Keep your eyes fixed on Me and you will see the light and path ahead though the storm rages about you. As you lean in to Me you will find shelter under My wings and you will be filled with My peace that surpasses understanding. Still yourself before Me, draw close to Me and allow Me to be your refuge. As you do the distractions will fade away and you will see only the truth. You will see Me and who you are in Me. The lies of the enemy will be exposed and nullified. Listen only to Me and follow Me as I have gone ahead of you and prepared the way. I have won the victory for you. I will keep you and protect you. Rest in Me. Have no fear but instead be filled with My joy and praise Me in spite of your circumstances knowing I am faithful to fulfil My promises. I am working all things for your good and I will bring breakthrough. You are a carrier of My glory and are an overcomer. Trust in Me and watch Me make the path straight before you. Be filled with My Spirit and you will be powered forward into the fullness of all I have for you.”
The Lord also gave me a vision of someone in a boat at sea. The waves were rising up and crashing all around their boat. High waves were crashing against the sides of the boat. The person was distressed and was running from one side of the boat to the other without clear direction. Their eyes were on the waves and the storm. I then saw that as they stilled themselves and turned their focus to a fixed light on the horizon, the waves were no longer their focus. The sails of the boat filled with wind and they were able to navigate the storm, keeping their eyes fixed on the light in the horizon.
If you are going through a ‘storm’ at the moment the Lord wants to encourage you to take your eyes off the storm and put them on Him as He is your constant.
Below are a wealth of scriptures to support this word. I pray these will be deposited into your heart -
Hebrews 12:2 (TPT) – We look away from the natural realm and we fasten our gaze onto Jesus who birthed faith within us and who leads us forward into faith’s perfection.
Hebrews 12:8 (TPT) – Jesus, the Anointed One, is always the same – yesterday, today and forever.
Philippians 4:6-7 (TPT) – Don’t be pulled in different directions or worried about a thing. Be saturated in prayer throughout each day, offering your faith filled requests before God with overflowing gratitude. Tell him every detail of your life, then God’s wonderful peace that transcends human understanding, will make the answers known to you through Jesus Christ.
Psalm 91:4 (NIV) – He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
Psalm 46:10 (NIV) – Be still and know that I am God
Proverbs 3:5-6 (NASB) – Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.
Romans 8:37 (TPT) – Yet even in the midst of all these things, we triumph over them all, for God has made us to be more than conquerors, and his demonstrated love is our glorious victory over everything!
Hebrews 10:23 (TPT) – So now we must cling tightly to the hope that lives within us, knowing that God always keeps His promises!
Romans 15:13 (TPT) – Now may God, the inspiration and fountain of hope, fill you to overflowing with uncontainable joy and perfect peace as you trust in him. And may the power of the Holy Spirit continually surround your life with his super-abundance until you radiate with hope!
Romans 8:28 (NASB) – And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God and are called according to His purpose.
Colossians 11:1 (TPT) – And we pray that you would be energized with all his explosive power from the realm of his magnificent glory, filling you with great hope.