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What The Father Says - Part 3

Then Jahaziel was moved by the Spirit of God to speak from the midst of the congregation. (Jahaziel was the son of Zechariah, the son of Benaiah, the son of Jeiel, the son of Mattaniah the Levite of the Asaph clan.) He said, “Attention everyone—all of you from out of town, all you from Jerusalem, and you King Jehoshaphat—God’s word: Don’t be afraid; don’t pay any mind to this vandal horde. This is God’s war, not yours. Tomorrow you’ll go after them; see, they’re already on their way up the slopes of Ziz; you’ll meet them at the end of the ravine near the wilderness of Jeruel. You won’t have to lift a hand in this battle; just stand firm, Judah and Jerusalem, and watch God’s saving work for you take shape. Don’t be afraid, don’t waver. March out boldly tomorrow—God is with you.”

“Then Jehoshaphat knelt down, bowing with his face to the ground. All Judah and Jerusalem did the same, worshiping God. The Levites (both Kohathites and Korahites) stood to their feet to praise God, the God of Israel; they praised at the top of their lungs! They were up early in the morning, ready to march into the wilderness of Tekoa. As they were leaving, Jehoshaphat stood up and said, “Listen Judah and Jerusalem! Listen to what I have to say! Believe firmly in God, your God, and your lives will be firm! Believe in your prophets and you’ll come out on top!” 2 Chronicles 20:15-22 MSG

The Father Says, “You’re In The Palm Of My Hand.”

The Father says, “My perfect love is rushing into your heart, and casting out all fear. Let go of all that you’re holding, and cling to Me. I am Jehovah Jireh, your Provider. I am Jehovah Rapha, your Healer. I am Alpha and Omega, and I will fill your days with My goodness as you are in covenant with Me. Your family, finances, and future; lay them at My feet, and watch what I will do as you trust in Me. My beloved child, you’re in the palm of My hand.”

God has invited us to abide in this revelation: we are in the palm of His hand. Like the children’s song, “He’s got the whole world in His hands!” When facing hardships, it’s important to lean into the Father’s voice and rest in His nearness. It’s not by might, nor power, but by His spirit. He is our hiding place, refuge, and strong tower. In the known and the unknown, in the present and the days to come, He is the one to which we should always run.

In 2 Chronicles 20:20, King Jehoshaphat was in the middle of a battle. The word of the Lord came saying, “You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you.” As they went toward the army, King Jehoshaphat and his people worshipped full-heartedly, and exalted God's name!

As they sang, the Lord set ambushes against their rival, and their enemy was defeated.

One of the greatest positions of faith is to rest in the Father’s arms and adore Him. Rest in the goodness of God. Rest in His promises. Rest in His victory. Rest, and He will take care of the rest. Like John the beloved, lay your head upon Jesus’ chest. It’s in this place of intimacy and communion that all concerns are drowned out by the beat of God’s heart. His heart is beating for you. The Father says, "You are in the palm of My hand."

“This is why I tell you to never be worried about your life, for all that you need will be provided, such as food, water, clothing—everything your body needs. Isn’t there more to your life than a meal? Isn’t your body more than clothing? “Look at all the birds—do you think they worry about their existence? They don’t plant or reap or store up food, yet your heavenly Father provides them each with food. Aren’t you much more valuable to your Father than they? So, which one of you by worrying could add anything to your life? “And why would you worry about your clothing? Look at all the beautiful flowers of the field. They don’t work or toil, and yet not even Solomon in all his splendor was robed in beauty more than one of these! So if God has clothed the meadow with hay, which is here for such a short time and then dried up and burned, won’t he provide for you the clothes you need—even though you live with such little faith? “So then, forsake your worries! Why would you say, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ For that is what the unbelievers chase after. Doesn’t your heavenly Father already know the things your bodies require? “So above all, constantly chase after the realm of God’s kingdom and the righteousness that proceeds from him. Then all these less important things will be given to you abundantly. Refuse to worry about tomorrow, but deal with each challenge that comes your way, one day at a time. Tomorrow will take care of itself.” Matthew 6:25-34 TPT

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