Reading this article today made me think of the attacks that come from the enemy as we go into the gates of the prisons or step onto His mission field.
We think in our human minds we are going to “fly over” the women’s prison and will rescue women from their strongholds, bind up the brokenhearted, proclaim freedom for the captives, and release from darkness for the prisoners with Christ Jesus strength and power when our plan “plane” crashes. The enemy has come in with his tactics trying to delay, stop, or frustrate us from His mission. But God in His sovereignty and power saves us from the enemy – daily and forever. Just because for a moment we are side tracked according to “our plans” doesn’t mean God is not still in control. He ejects us out of danger and keeps us safe … always!
And the greatest comfort and victory is how His mission is never thwarted even though the journey there may not look like we had intended. His good, perfect and pleasing will goes forth, always. The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes His steps. (Proverbs 16:9) We call upon Him and go and pray to Him, and trust He will listen to us.