Have you ever been in a situation where you were not sure what was going on around you? Things may have seemed confusing, or even a bit frightening. During those moments it’s a good time to ask the Lord, “What’s going on?”
After he had prayed for 20 years, Isaac’s wife, Rebekah, finally conceived. As she contentedly passed her days, grateful to finally be pregnant, something strange began to happen.
The children struggled together within her, and she said, “If it is thus, why is this happening to me?” Genesis 25:22a ESV
One can only imagine her confusion. One moment she is a happy expectant mother, and the next she has the MMA happening in her womb! How would you respond to something like that? It’s not like she could run to the doctor, and even he would not likely have an explanation in this case. What do you do?
Here is how Rebekah responded.
So she went to inquire of the Lord. And the Lord said to her,
“Two nations are in your womb,
and two peoples from within you shall be divided;
the one shall be stronger than the other,
the older shall serve the younger.” Genesis 25:22b – 23 ESV
We are not sure how she did this. There was no temple or priests in her day. Prophets were even harder to find. However she did it, the Lord revealed to her what was happening in her body, and what the destiny of her children would be. Of course, it came to pass exactly as He said.
The Worst Thing
When we are uncertain as to what is going on around us, the worst thing we can do is make an assumption. You know what I mean. We look around, weigh the facts, and then come up with our own conclusions. That’s a good way to put two and two together and come up with six! The truth is, there is only One who really knows what is going on. He alone has the vantage point to see and understand it all.
The Lord looks down from heaven
and sees the whole human race.
From his throne he observes
all who live on the earth.
He made their hearts,
so he understands everything they do. Psalm 33:13 – 15 NLT
The next time you don’t know what is happening around you, do what Rebekah did. Ask! Seek the Lord and wait on Him to reveal the truth. We don’t have to walk in the dark. Walking in the light of the Lord’s revelation is one of the great privileges of living in the Reign.