This is a follow-up to my poem “The Swamp” that I posted a couple of days ago.
A good friend, Naggie, texted me yesterday morning. When I received her text, my eyes just about popped out, and I had to call her to find out more about it. She hadn’t read my poem, and she had heard this from God on Monday but didn’t send it until Thursday. Here goes:
Oh Jo, I got a prophetic word for you … It is that God will “fill in the pit”, that you will never trip back in, slide back in, jump back in, stumble back in … But instead rejoice and be glad and jump on top of the filled in pit … Knowing that He IS the victory! He is victorious! He has conquered and you just get to dance on top of the pit that no longer exists as He has filled it in!!
Ever since I was a teenager I’ve been in and out of depression, up and down, back and forth. Even in the good times I wonder when it’s coming back. In the bad times it feels like I’ve always been there. I have seen it in my mind’s eye as walking through a field of pits, never knowing when the next one is coming up, doing my best to stay away from the edge, but somehow unable to keep away as circumstances push me in.
And now God’s saying that…
Those pits are going to be filled in!
I’m not going to live in fear of depression anymore. He’s changing the landscape. He’s God, and He can do that.
Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain.
Isaiah 40 verse 4
For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.
Isaiah 43 verse 19
Here’s a little bit of Handel’s Messiah, because great words deserve great music.