Shadows of Shame Departing

~~Kathi Pelton

I have been meditating on Psalm 34 for the past few weeks. It is full of hope and the promises of God’s goodness, help and deliverance. One verse stood out to me this morning as I sought the Lord, 

“Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces.”

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭34:5‬ ‭

As I read this verse I saw a vision of mounting circumstances becoming like mountains before many of God’s people. These mounting circumstances were casting shadows upon people and causing their perspective to be skewed. I saw them beginning to bow down their heads in shame. 

Then I remembered that on Tuesday night, during our house of prayer, I kept hearing the sound of a massive bulldozer start. I asked the Spirit what this was and I heard,

“I am about to remove the mountains that are obstructing My people.”

We look to the Lord for our help!! Psalm 34:5 says that those who look to Him for help will be radiant with joy. When I saw the numbers 3,4,5 (Ps. 34:5) I saw it as a sequence of steps:

• Look to the Lord for help

• Radiant joy comes upon you

• No shadow of shame darkens your face

I also saw it as dates; March, April and May (3rd, 4th and 5th months). These months have been, and will be, months of facing down giants, impossible odds and mounting circumstances but they are also months of looking to the Lord for help. May will be a breakthrough month for many.

These are also months that we experience having our faith strengthened as we don’t back down. Though circumstances have mounted in front of you, there is a posture that takes you above the natural circumstances into your Heavenly position that is seated with Christ Jesus. 

“For he raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus.”

‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭2:6‬ ‭

From this posture you will not be subject to any shadow of shame. Watch as God’s Heavenly bulldozer removes the mountain that stands before you. Your joy will be radiant as you watch the faithfulness of God come to your rescue. 

“In my desperation I prayed, and the LORD listened; he saved me from all my troubles. For the angel of the LORD is a guard; he surrounds and defends all who fear him. Taste and see that the LORD is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him! Fear the LORD, you his godly people, for those who fear him will have all they need.”

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭34:6-9‬ ‭

Call to the Lord in your desperation; He will save you! He will surround you and defend you. You will have all that you need as you fear the Lord more than the circumstances that have mounted before you. You will taste and see that the Lord is good!

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