God is Hovering

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In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.  The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.” Genesis1:1-2 (NKJV.)

For some time, I have been praying about a couple of situations which have been both challenging and heartbreaking. A few days ago I felt like throwing in the towel. In my frustration I cried out, “God, you have got to do something!” Genesis 1:2 came to mind.  Then in my heart I heard: “Trust me. I am hovering.” Over the next two days things got worse. Every time I started to react, God would remind me that He was in control, and He continued to speak to my spirit: “I am hovering.” Although I didn’t know what He was doing or when He was going to do it, the simple words reassured me that although my situation seemed empty and dark, He was at work in ways which I couldn’t see. Tonight God spoke to and moved a mountain. Thank you, Lord, for hovering!

At the dawn of creation, when the earth was without form and cloaked in darkness, God was hovering. What had been created in His mind would soon be created through His words. As He hovered over the face of the waters, He was getting ready to replace nothing with everything—light would pierce the darkness, heavenly bodies would be set in orbit, land and vegetation would appear, living creatures would swim and run and fly upon the earth, and man would receive His very breath. Yes, God was hovering.

In the dark, empty seasons of our lives we might feel neglected or abandoned, but God is hovering. As the Spirit of God hovered over the face of the waters at the birthing of the world, He is hovering over the face (surface) of the waters of our lives. You and I may only see the surface, but God is moving in ways which we do not understand.  As a mother hen broods over her chicks God is brooding over us—protecting us, teaching us, and nurturing us. Yes, He is hovering. What is in His mind will soon be created through His words. He is preparing us and making preparations for us, because He is getting ready to speak—speak to our hearts, speak into our lives and speak to our circumstances. Praise God! He is hovering.

May you be abundantly blessed!

Jeannie Diane

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