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.
Diane Hunt served for 16 years on the staff of America’s Keswick until recently when she and her husband relocated to North Carolina. She now continues serving as a contributing writer and Partner Care consultant. Diane is also a Biblical Counselor, speaker, teacher, and author. She delights in the opportunities she has as a women’s conference and retreat speaker to share from God’s Word. Many of her illustrations are drawn from her relational experiences as a wife, mother, and mema. They are the very relationships that bring her the greatest joy and the most fun!