“If I ascend into heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there. “ Psalm 139:8
Lord, I pray the abortion wounded and participants of Deeper Still would receive this truth that you are with them and have never left. And I pray those considering abortion this day to have a revelation of your presence and that you are a very present help in time of trouble. Lord, you alone can rescue. We ask you to rescue. Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Abortion is dark. There is nothing about abortion that brings life and light. Abortion brings death and darkness. The Lord is light in the darkness. God has never been afraid of the dark. Jesus singlehandedly took on the greatest darkness and evil when He chose to take all our sin upon Himself, give His life for us, and go into the depths of hell to conquer sin and death for all eternity.
Jesus wasn’t afraid to take death head on nearly 2000 years ago and He persists in pushing back the darkness. The enemy laughed and thought he won the day Jesus hung on the cross. However, he didn’t know the end of the story. From the moment Jesus cried “It is finished”, the enemy’s laughter ceased. In that moment, he was finished, death was defeated and the curse of sin conquered.
Every time the doors of an abortion clinic are opened, the enemy laughs, thinking he has won a battle. He doesn’t realize there is more to the story.
The Lord gave me a picture the other night during a worship service. ..
The room was dark and there was a shadow on a table. It was me. It was the day I had my abortion. There were screams. My mind was foggy and I wanted to escape. I wanted to be rescued, but still I didn’t move. It is all as if it was a bad nightmare from which I can never awake. Then I saw the Lord. He was there. He was there with me that day in my hell. Beside the cold sterile metal table, He knelt. He cried. He prayed.
Perhaps you may not believe He was there with me that day. “If I make my bed in hell, behold, you are there.” Ps 139: 8. He was there.
What was he praying? I believe He was praying for the end of my story. See, the enemy isn’t able to see the end of the story, but the Lord can. He knows the end of the story.
I wouldn’t allow the Lord to rescue me that day. The hardness of my heart wouldn’t allow the Lord to penetrate at that time. However, the Lord knew there would be a day when He would have my heart once more and I would be truly and fully His again. He knew there would be a day when victory would be my shout and cry and the enemy’s laughter would cease. The Lord knew what the enemy meant for evil, He would use for good, for the advancement of His Kingdom.
The same is true for you. The Lord was with you in your darkness, praying for you, loving you. He knows the end of your story.
No, the Lord is not afraid of the dark. He knows the end of the story and the victory is His.