By Lana Vawser
The Lord highlighted Psalm 116 to me today for those who have been going through an incredibly difficult pressing, opposition, hardship and battle, the Lord whispered to me that His deliverance will bring you into a new place suddenly, where you can say to yourself and others what David said in verse 7:
“Now I can say to myself and to all; RELAX and REST, be CONFIDENT and SERENE, for the Lord rewards FULLY those who simply trust in Him”
Many of you what you have been walking through has required a new level of surrendering and trusting in Him and His way and that He is FOR YOU and He is leading you to PLEASANT places. Much of the shaking taking place is exposing the areas of fear, unbelief, doubt and lack of trust in the hearts of His people. In that place, He is healing hearts and deepening dependency upon Him.
I felt the Lord wanted me to prophesy over you today that the SCENE IS SHIFTING! Where you could echo the cries of verses 3-4:
“Death once stared me in the face, and I was so close to slipping into its dark shadows. I was terrified and overcome with sorrow, I cried out to the Lord “GOD, COME and SAVE ME!”
Many of you, with the battles you have walked, have really stared death in the face, the feeling so strong that you may not make it, this may take you out and amongst it all, you have still CRIED OUT and friends, HE HAS HEARD YOU!
The Lord has heard your cries and He is about to SAVE YOU! His SWIFT DELIVERANCE is about to FALL UPON YOU!!!!!
"The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them." (Psalm 34:7)
"Through you I’m saved—rescued from every trouble. I’ve seen with my eyes the defeat of my enemies. I’ve triumphed over them all!" (Psalm 54:7)
There will be a burning conviction and testimony within you that shouts “For I was broken and brought low, but HE answered me and came to My rescue” (verse 6)
I prophesy over you today, that God is rescuing your soul from death’s fear and will dry your eyes of MANY TEARS. He will keep your feet firmly on His path and strengthen you so that you may please Him and live your life before Him in His life-giving light and even when it seems you are surrounded by many liars and your own fears and where you are hurting in your suffering and trauma, you WILL stay faithful to God and speak words of faith. (verses 8-11) The enemy has been trying hard to assassinate and abort the plans that God has for you, but the deliverance of God is falling upon you swiftly that will chase the enemy from where he has you surrounded and the WAY God is going to deliver you is going to HEAL YOU, STRENGTHEN YOU and CHANGE YOU FOREVER! His KINDNESS and LOVE that will be DISPLAYED in His DELIVERANCE and RESCUE of you is going to leave you FOREVER CHANGED.
“He was so kind, so gracious to me. Because of His passion toward me, He made everything right and He RESTORED me.” (verse 5)
The magnitude of the battle, the heaviness of the darkness, the grief and sorrow of the pathway you have been walking will be as nothing compared to the LIGHT, BREAKTHROUGH, JOY and His GLORY that you are about to step into.
RELAX, RELAX AND REST, BE CONFIDENT AND SERENE
“Now I can say to myself and to all; RELAX and REST, be CONFIDENT and SERENE, for the Lord rewards FULLY those who simply trust in Him” (verse 7)
The Lord is strengthening you to be unmovable in Him and the deliverance of God and the SCENE SHIFT that is upon you is going to leave you in a place where your heart and soul will be able to RELAX, REST and be CONFIDENT and SERENE because of your TRUST in Him. His DELIVERANCE DEMONSTRATION is going to break all holds of ‘mistrust’ and usher you into the most glorious depth of intimacy and new level of yieldedness and trust of beautiful Jesus that you have never experienced.
I felt the Lord highlight the word SERENE.
So I looked it up:
SERENE: calm, peaceful, and untroubled, tranquil
Synonymns: “calm, composed, collected, cool, relaxed, even-tempered, unflappable, soothing, undisturbed, unworried.
Such a deep healing, such radical SCENE SHIFT and DELIVERANCE is UPON YOU and about to manifest that you will experience the PEACE that surpasses all understanding in a whole new way. In the battle, in the turbulence, the Lord has been building stability and maturity, and teaching His people discernment to know the difference between His voice and the voice of the enemy, but MANY have lost their peace and have been fighting hard to regain their peace.
The Lord spoke to me that you shall now know in His deliverance the peace that surpasses all understanding SO deeply that in this next season to come when you face trials and tribulations of many kinds, you will NOT be shaken, you will NOT see your emotions take over like crazy and lead you astray, but you will be LED FORTH WITH JOY and PEACE!!!
Your PRAYER LIFE is about to be SET ON FIRE in such a glorious way as the CHAINS of this battle, this death battle that has almost killed you and taken you out, fall away. A new ZEAL, a new FIRE, a new PASSION, a new level of FAITH and CONFIDENCE in Him and His Word is going to EXPLODE within you. Your position will be shifted from defense to offense.
“Don’t be pulled in different directions or worried about a thing. be SATURATED IN PRAYER throughout each day, offering your faith-filled requests before God with overflowing gratitude, tell Him every detail of your life, then God’s wonderful peace that transcends human understanding will make the answers known to you through Jesus Christ.” (Philippians 4:7 – The Passion Transation)
God is LEADING His people OUT of captivity, He is LEADING His people into a place of JOY and PEACE (Isaiah 55) into the new season, the new era, and He is also MARKING His people in MATURITY to be LED FORTH with PEACE and JOY in EVERY SEASON because of their deep trust in Him.
A WHOLE NEW LEVEL OF PASSIONATE WORSHIP WILL BURST FORTH FROM WITHIN YOU AND YOUR YES WILL BE RENEWED AND CONCRETED READY FOR THE GREATEST PROMOTION OF YOUR LIFE
Many of you that have walked through this intense darkness, opposition and battle, your YES was challenged, your YES was shaken, but throughout the onslaught, you have FOUGHT to continue to keep your YES even when you have wanted to run, you keep coming back to your YES, but your YES feels shaky.
In this swift deliverance of the Lord a whole new level of worship and praise is going to burst forth from within you. Your YES through the battle has been a sacrifice of praise and now in the SHIFT of the SCENE you will praise and worship like never before.
“Now I’ll worship you passionately and bring to you my sacrifice of praise, drenched with thanksgiving! I’ll keep my promise to you, God!!” (verse 18)
I felt the Lord say that as many of you have fought what feels like the greatest battle of your life, the Lord is saying now in His swift deliverance and SCENE SHIFT, the greatest PROMOTION of your life is upon you. You are about to see the REWARD of the Lord for your TRUST in Him through the fire that was sent by the enemy to kill you.
You shall go forth strong, secure with an unmovable, unshakeable stable trust in Him as your eyes have seen the sudden deliverance, power and Glory of God manifest in your midst and you have been left forever changed.
The battle that has tried to kill you, the Lord has used to strengthen you. You shall now move forward with no storm WITHIN YOU but the awakened power to quiet the storms that SURROUND you and others. With a loud, strong, passionate, faith-filled voice, you will decree to others walking intense battles and on the cusp of breakthrough:
“RELAX and REST, be CONFIDENT and SERENE, for the Lord rewards FULLY those who simply trust in Him” (v7) and as you have trusted in Him, great now shall be your reward!