John 14:4 “You know the way to the place where I am going.”
Christ tells his disciples that they should not be discouraged when He leaves them, for they know the way to the place where he is going. Beloved, when you feel like God is nowhere to be found, you know the way back to Him. Christ is the Way.
Jesus tells His disciples “Remain in me and I will remain in you”. The KJV puts it so beautifully, “Äbide in me and I will abide in you”. One of the many Hebrew words for abide root word is “shakan” which means to settle down. Another Hebrew word for abide is yashah. It means to sit, remain, dwell.. And yet another qum means to arise, stand up.
In the depths of your sorrow, in the heartache of your loneliness, in the anguish of your struggles, it is often easy to isolate yourself and numble yourself in an effort to protect your peace of mind. But in this isolation we are likely to shut out God. If we, like Moses, hide ourselves in the cleft of the rock, the Glory of the presence of the Lord will come near us. If like Elijah you run from Him, He will still never leave or forsake you. But when you are done running from the struggle in the weight of your own efforts, if you seek that secret cave He will speak to you.
It all depends on you. You need to enter that secret hiding place. You need to abide in Him and you need to allow Him to abide in you. The decision to be in the presence of God lies in your power. You know the way to Him.
So today, whatever trials or persecution you are facing, remember to “shakan, yashah and Qum”. Settle down, sit and find rest, and then arise. You know the Way. Glory!!