“Therefore behold, I will hedge up your way with thorns, and wall her in, so that she cannot find her paths.” Hosea 2:6
Is there a child, family member, friend in your life that seems bent on running hard and fast away from God?
Have you prayed and prayed and prayed for this loved one with seemingly no results?
Do you feel like nothing will ever change in her life?
Are you afraid of what lies ahead for him?
Are you losing hope?
May I draw your attention to this verse in Hosea? Always remember that God has intervening grace, a phrase to describe God’s grace that prevents, intervenes with a person’s own personal intentions.
Do you believe that God can intervene in your loved one’s life to prevent them from going or doing what they intend? God told Hosea that He would wall her in so that she could not find her paths.
“She will chase her lovers, But not overtake them; Yes, she will seek them, but not find them. Then she will say, ‘I will go and return to my first husband, For then it was better for me than now.’ “Hosea 2:7
I have heard stories and witnessed intervening grace myself. May I encourage you today? That loved one that seems bent on rebellion, death, and destruction – pray for God’s intervening grace. That He would literally wall them in so that they cannot find their way to their destination. That their plans would come to naught. God has all the resources He needs to confuse their plans.
I am so grateful that God has the power to thwart any plan, any intention, and any path. God is bigger than the problem. God is bigger than the enemy. God is more powerful that anyone or anything that is drawing your loved one away. Pray God’s intervening grace in their life.
Written by Diane Hunt: Diane Hunt serves on the board of America’s Keswick and is the Executive Director & CEO of Changed Choices, a Christian non-profit in North Carolina. She is also a biblical counselor and women’s event speaker. For more information about having Diane speak at your next event please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org