For the Lord thy God hath blessed thee in all the works of thy hand: he knoweth thy walking through this great wilderness: these forty years the Lord thy God hath been with thee; thou hast lacked nothing.– Deuteronomy 2:7
Today is my birthday and I can blessedly attest to the fact that this verse of scripture is 100% true as it applies to my life! Sometimes, more often than not, when I read the Holy Word of God I become convinced that He is talking straight to me- that He guided the hand of each writer with me personally on His mind and in His heart! Then I see verses like this and I am just sure of it! He wrote the Bible just for me- It is TRUE! But what is even more spectacular about that is that He also wrote it just for YOU!
Scripture is layered- layers upon layers of Truth! Scripture applies directly to real life historical events; it also applies to our current personal physical and spiritual lives; while it simultaneously applies to the lives of others in the past, present, and even in the future. Every part- every part- of the Holy Word of God weaves together like a beautiful, interconnected tapestry with the Lord Jesus Christ as the common binder. The Word of God is ALIVE and ACTIVE- just as Jesus is, was, and always shall be- and it is there to guide us throughout our lives just as He is and will be. This is only fitting seeing as they are one in the same- Jesus Christ and The Word of God that is!
With all this in mind it becomes easy to see why I would feel Jesus was talking directly to me in this verse of scripture because He, in fact, certainly is! You doubters out there might be thinking, “Really Stacy? Really? He’s talking straight to you from an ancient book?…Yeah ok, you are nuts!” Well, that last statement might be true, but no matter the ridicule, scorn, mocking, or persecution I face I will unequivocally continue to say Yes! The Lord has always provided for me and I have never gone without, even when I was walking in the ways of the world- in the wilderness- for forty years.
I was forty when I surrendered to the Lord and in addition to the provision He always gave, He has now provided me with lasting peace and understanding and comfort, even in dire situations and heartbreaks, on top of everything else! He has never left me nor forsaken me! So, yes, yes, I am most certain that this verse of scripture was written just for me! I pray you read His Word today and humbly and earnestly prepare yourself to hear Him speak directly to you too; He is ready and willing to do so!