“And she bare him a son, and he called his name Gershom: for he said, I have been a stranger in a strange land,” Exodus 2:22.
Sometimes I feel like a stranger in a strange land and yet are we not all sojourners upon this earth?
Moses came to the land of Midian and left Egypt to dwell among the people there. He took unto himself Zipporah who bore them a son who was called, Gershom: “for he said, I have been a stranger in a strange land.“
Oftentimes we feel alone in this world even though we have the comfort of the Holy Spirit and have friends and family near us.
We are not always understood by those around us and sometimes we are even forsaken and cast apart.
We know that our LORD Himself was not received even by His own. For He himself was the greatest among sojourners coming down to us in the form of a baby who took on mortal flesh to save us from our sins.
“He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted,” Isaiah 53:3-4.
Jesus Himself was alone even in the midst of the great crowds around him.
“But so much the more went there a fame abroad of him: and great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by him of their infirmities.16 And he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed,” Luke 5:15.
Use those times that you have alone with the LORD to strengthen you and to give you solace in the midst of the many things that oftentimes come and surround us during each day.
~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to the LORD is a special way in 1975 and has prophesied regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?