Awakened By God

Have you ever been awakened in the middle of the night and sensed God was drawing you near?

Recently, I woke up about 3:00a.m. one morning, when the moon was full and I decided to walk outside and look up at the stars.

I grabbed my camera and tripod to see if I could capture the night sky. The moon was low in the sky with wispy clouds moving across it, and a ring around it casting a warm light on the earth. As I was taking some photos I spent some time talking with the Lord, pouring my heart out to Him. I felt it was just God and me out there. And as I spoke with Him, I was suddenly silenced, in awe of His greatness. Think about it. He is infinite and eternal. He designed the universe and stars and galaxies we have never seen.

I confess I worry sometimes and can become afraid of the unknown. I have suffered enough to know I don’t like physical or emotional pain. And yet, in those early morning moments with God, I discovered His greatness anew and was comforted, knowing He can handle anything that comes my way. He orders my steps and delights in the details of my life (Psalm 37:23). I love His promise in Psalm 138:8 found in the words of David that brought him comfort in difficult days – “The LORD will fulfill His purpose for me; Your love, O LORD, endures forever – do not abandon the works of your hands.” I live in those words many days encouraged by the fact that the Lord knows what He is doing even though I don’t understand His ways. And I don’t need to understand. What I need to do is trust Him.

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.
Ephesians 3:20

When God awakened me that morning and took me outside to look up at the sky, He was encouraging me to a new trust. He was showing me with His multimedia – so much better than the digital kind – that He is enough for adversity and trial, whatever it may be.

And maybe He is encouraging you to a new trust today also. Are you worried about anything? Distracted by the difficulties and discouraged by the trials? Look up at God and be encouraged by His greatness and His power.

♥ Blessings and Grace to You!


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  • Title: His Night Sky
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  • Description: Middle of the night sky in Palm Desert, CA.
  • Creator: Catherine Martin
  • Date Created: 05/05/13
  • Camera: Nikon D7000, 18-105mm lens
  • Photoshoot: Spur of the moment full moon night PhotoShoot in Palm Desert, CA.
  • Post-Processing: Adobe Photoshop, Nik Software
  • Copyright ©2017 Catherine Martin — myPhotoWalk™ — Quiet Time Ministries. All Rights Reserved.
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