Unfamiliar Places

“It was by faith that Abraham obeyed when God called him to leave home and go to another land that God would give him as his inheritance. He went without knowing where he was going” Hebrews 11:8, NLT.

This season of your life may be new to you, but it’s not new to God. Receive His grace to operate in this new season and to keep moving forward. God will help you move into the unknown and into what is unfamiliar. I’ve had times in my life when I’ve told God, “I’ve never been here before. Never experienced this before.” It was both great and terrible experiences I’ve had that were new to me. There’s nothing like being in a place you’ve never been and you’re having to depend solely on God and trust Him like never before.

This is when we hear God say, “I got you!”

“I got you.”

“I got you.”

Although this season may be new to you, it’s not new to Him. He’s not experiencing it for the first time. He’s all knowing and has already made a way, and carved out a path for you. Rest in knowing He knows everything. He knows what He’s doing. You have nothing to fear because He is with you.

Prayer: Lord, I thank you that even though this season of my life is new to me, it’s not new to you. You know everyday of my life and you’ve ordered my steps right. Thank you Lord that you are with me when I’m in a place that’s unfamiliar. You are with me to help me and guide me. I need your grace, I need your strength to keep moving forward into the unknown until I reach your promise. Thank you for holding my hand and leading me by your Holy Spirit as I walk on this journey. Thank you Lord for comforting me. You are beautiful, and I love you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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35 thoughts on “Unfamiliar Places”

  1. I thank you for being my forever friend who knows me more than I know myself. I surrender to your will and to your way because you are the Potter and I am your clay use me Lord for your honor and your glory.

    1. Thank you..daddy…you know me better than myself..thank you for be with me all the time..❤thank you for speaking truth to my life ..trusting you all the way..

    2. I always share your messages with my friends and they are blessing with your messages.i am always bless by your messages they are changed my lifestyle and thank you so much for wonderful job you are doing. I didn’t get any message from Friday and Saturday,Sunday until now i hope is all well with you there. Please stay blessed and we love you so much. It a blessing to have you

  2. Hallelujah glory to the Lord I really needed this devotion thank you for your beautiful words of encouragement I depend on you God Thank you Lord

    1. Thank you Lord, this message is very timely for Me, to God be the glory, in all things I give you thanks father

    2. Thanks Be To God For The Assurance In His Word. Psalms 91:1 He that dwellet in the secret place of the most high, shall abide under the shadow of the almighty.

  3. I thank you so much for this devotion. It really spoke to my touched me today. You see, my husband and I have just returned back to America after being out of the country since 1998. Living abroad teaching, preaching, praying, and praising God in a country where you can’t openly carry your Bible (Saudi Arabia ). God was faithful through it all We are back and as for me, I feel out of place and wondering what am I going to do? I keep praying and asking God to show me what to do. I thank you for your words of wisdom and encouragement. To God be the glory.

  4. God of my life, thank you this morning for the thoughtful message and affirmation to me dear Lord. Even when I don’t understand the newness of life, having any idea of what to do or when new experiences arise, your still saying you got me and for this I thank you for being here at all times. Lead me Lord; I will follow. Amen 🙇

    1. Thank You Lord for confirming a challenging new step in ministry for my husband and me. Just to know that you’ve already got the path marked out gives me great hope and a sense of expectancy. This is wonderful and it is Your doing…

      1. I always have reservations abt anything new. Therefore, I am frequently anxious. Thank u for reminding to trust God.

  5. This is for me this morning surely I am in an unfamiliar place something strange happening to a part of my body never experience this before but I am trusting God for a miracle I am also trusting Him for Sasa and my aunt Dersie tst healing may come to them please prray for us thank you.

  6. Lord, I thank you for always giving me a daily word of confirmation of conversations we have shared. That’s why I love you!

  7. Thank you God, I’ve been in a unfamiliar place for quite some time, sometimes I don’t understand but I have to remember You know what you are doing. You always help me to look beyond the unfamiliar and get through it. I will see the Blessing in. Thank you God In Jesus Name Amen.

  8. I thank God, eleven years ago He had told to leave the place where I’ve been leaving all my album life, to move to unfamiliar place, where everything and everyone will be new to me. Though , some of my siblings were already leaving there; but it was still new to me. But, what I did not know, was God already has a great plan for my life that I didn’t know about. Eight months later, I’ve met the man (gift) that the Lord has left for me over the phone. Now! I’m proud to say in June of this year we will be celebrating our tenth wedding anniversary. God will not tell us to do something or move somewhere, without already making a plan for us. It may look unfamiliar to us, but never with our Heavenly Father. Today, I thank God for giving me a reason to believe in love again. Not only for His love, also for choosing the right man to show me love. Through my husband’s love, and the way that he loves me, now! I know how much God truly loves me. All because I had agreed to go to the unfamiliar place He told me to go.

  9. Thank you Father for the most needed devotion Amen , Amen, to all of the comments coming from my sisters in Christ Jesus. God. bless you all.Glory to God, the Father, and the Holy Spirit!!!

  10. The wind blows in my hair, as I stand upon the mountain here!
    I am glowing in the glory of the LORD!!! I am smiling, my eyes shut, my face pressing into the wind! I breathe in Your holy breath!!! I breathe it in and exhale laughter!!! It echos unto the depths of the valley below!! I am clothed in strength and dignity, giggling at the days to come! Hee, hee, hee!! The devil thought he had me!!! But glory, glory, glory!!! I am chosen for a different purpose and plan for me and my family!! The waters have receeded and the winds of purpose blow in my hair!!! I dared to go there with You, Jesus, and You made me a witness!!! Look at the great crowd of witnesses!!! The glory of the LORD is glistening in radiant glory upon the great cloud of witnesses!!! We see the glory shining through the clouds!!! The rainbow is forming, and the valley is echoing one Name, Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus!
    His Name is blowing on the winds!!! The trees sing His Holy Name!!! The leaves bow in reverential fear!!! The sun lifts its countenance upon us daily to warm us up, because He commands it to get up and be our guiding light!!! The sun is like the glory of the Son, in that it is the Life that sustains us, without it we have no Way, and the Truth is known in its existence, and we can not look into the brightness of the sun, but just a glance, because the radiant light will blind You, as the radiant glory of the LORD will!!! But we can stare into the glory of the Lord with no fear of coming out blinding to Him!!! Only to the world!!! We are in an eclipse of the Lord!!! Stare into the glory of the Lord and be blinded to the world’s vision of Who He is!!! Stare on into the glory of the Lord!!! Be immersed in the movement of God!!! Feel it, and become part of the process!!! The healing and restoration is relentless!!! The anointing empowerment is a mighty hand of grace wiping tears from tear-stained faces!!! We were brokenhearted and crushed in spirit!!! But you came near and saved us, sweet Jesus!!! Hallelujah!!! I love You, Daddy!!!! Hugs and kisses!!! Miss you until the beginning of eternity with You in Heaven!!! Until then, I am here to be Who You call me to be!!! Take me where You want me to go!!! Take me to the unfamiliar places beckoning me on!!! My family and I are being prepared, and I rejoice, as I walk in the spirit of readiness!!! I am readied!!! I am excited!!! I am warming up!!! I am stretching!!! I am praising!!! I am bowing!!! I am offering it all up here!!! I wear a garment of praise!!! I am no longer faint!!! I adjust my beautiful headress as my ashes fall away!!! Oh, the oil of gladness instead of mourning!!! I love the anointing, my Lord!!! It is awesome!! I am an oak of righteousness, and it is all because of the Lord!!! My limbs wave in the glory of the Lord, because He chose me out of a flock of prodigal daughters, to draw back unto Him, and we shall draw the others together now, my Lord, right Jesus? Wow! I gave up on my dream to be used by You! I gave up on the love I felt from You long ago, because I knew I didn’t deserve it!!! I gave up, but You never did!!! You never, ever did!!! You made me the comeback kid!!! Yes, You did!! We shall win!! You and me, Jesus! Ain’t nobody stopping us!!! My greatest Love is Named Jesus, and His claim to fame in my life, is written upon the scars of my heart!!! I am chosen, set apart, for this purpose gifted me!!! It is a beautiful gift to me, my Lord!!! Because I gave up on it so long ago!!! But You never, ever let me go!!! I really thought, in my heart, beneath the words you made me smear all over this ministry, that I would still be caught up in the darkness somehow!!! But I look around and I am standing on the shores of the ocean and I feel the waves upon my feet, and all I see upon the horizon is the Son-rise upon my heart!!! I look down and the puddle of darkness evaporated!!! I still thought that You wanted to just use me for Your purposes. But they were so glorious, and I was so blessed by Your enormous love, that it mattered not. But then I look up, and the Son is in my eyes, and upon the mirror of my soul, I see the eyes that designed me, and I realize that You want to bless ME and rescue me from the enemy in every single way!!! You are not happy to have me carry an ounce of darkness, as icicles upon my soul. So You blow upon the refining fire of my soul until the darkness is completely gone!!!! The darkness is hiding from the horizon!!! It can’t stop it!!! The Son is rising upon the leagues of our souls!!! The tide is rising, we are standing!!! We will not move, my Lord!!! We are not afraid of the rising tidal wave!!! We stand upon the foundation of the Lord!!! Though our feet sink into the sands of time, we soke in the rhyme, and we receive our purpose in You!!! The tide of divine purpose rises and the waves of admonishment are in it!!!
    I love Your discipline, Daddy! I would take Your spankings any day, because they lead me the right way!! However, please teach me to just listen instead. I surrender my will and pray for more wisdom, knowledge, and understanding in the Name of Jesus. Amen

    Isaiah 61
    English Standard Version (ESV)

    The Year of the Lord’s Favor

    61 The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me,
        because the Lord has anointed me
    to bring good news to the poor;[a]
        he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
    to proclaim liberty to the captives,
        and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;[b]
    2 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor,
        and the day of vengeance of our God;
        to comfort all who mourn;
    3 to grant to those who mourn in Zion—
        to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes,
    the oil of gladness instead of mourning,
        the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit;
    that they may be called oaks of righteousness,
        the planting of the Lord, that he may be glorified.[c]
    4 They shall build up the ancient ruins;
        they shall raise up the former devastations;
    they shall repair the ruined cities,
        the devastations of many generations.

    5 Strangers shall stand and tend your flocks;
        foreigners shall be your plowmen and vinedressers;
    6 but you shall be called the priests of the Lord;
        they shall speak of you as the ministers of our God;
    you shall eat the wealth of the nations,
        and in their glory you shall boast.
    7 Instead of your shame there shall be a double portion;
        instead of dishonor they shall rejoice in their lot;
    therefore in their land they shall possess a double portion;
        they shall have everlasting joy.

    8 For I the Lord love justice;
        I hate robbery and wrong;[d]
    I will faithfully give them their recompense,
        and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.
    9 Their offspring shall be known among the nations,
        and their descendants in the midst of the peoples;
    all who see them shall acknowledge them,
        that they are an offspring theLord has blessed.

    10 I will greatly rejoice in the Lord;
        my soul shall exult in my God,
    for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation;
        he has covered me with the robe of righteousness,
    as a bridegroom decks himself like a priest with a beautiful headdress,
        and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
    11 For as the earth brings forth its sprouts,
        and as a garden causes what is sown in it to sprout up,
    so the Lord God will causerighteousness and praise
        to sprout up before all the nations.

  11. The Lord is my Shepard I shall not want he leads me into green pastures. He restores my soul thank you Lord that you lead me I will follow you. I place my life in your hands. In Jesus name. Diane

  12. When God makes us uncomfortable, it’s time to grow. Lord knows I’ve been uncomfortable for awhile now, seeking comfort in all the wrong things, people, and places. I thank you God for this journey and for holding my hand every step of the way.

  13. My dear Father God, my heart is not haughty nor my eyes lofty, neither do I concern myself with great matters nor with things too profound for me. I have calmed and quited my soul. Like a weaned child is my soul within me. My hope is in You this time forth and forever. Ps131. Thank You that in You I can find rest and peace. Nothing can upset or distract me when Your presence is fully in and around me. Thank You my abba Father, I’ll go where You lead me and be content,knowing You know best. A surrendered heart and mind has complete peace, not of this world but of eternity. Shalom -Peace.

  14. Oh Hallelujah to the Lamb of God 😊🙆 God’s got this 👏👐👏
    I am so grateful to my heavenly Father that He ordered my steps and gives me strength to walk therein

  15. Thank You Jesus for being a great Father and loving me with all of my flaws. I trust in You and I know You will see me through. Keep me Lord under Your powerful hand and transform me. Amen. Thank You for all You do for me and my family.

    1. Unfamiliar places really struck me hard. The word you use,”I got you” is what I tell my mother when I would help her sit or stand; letting her know I wouldn’t let her fall. You see my mother(mama) went to be with the Lord two weeks ago and I have been struggling with the loss. I feel so broken, missing her smile, hugs, love and faith. I was her care giver for a long time and her passing has place me in an unfamiliar place in my life. I now that reading this post is God way of telling me I got you my child and I will be there for you. Lord show how do I get through this and what is my next step in my life. Please keep me in your prayers, because this is so hard for me right now. But I know where she is-Heaven I will see her again! Thank you for letting God work through you.

  16. Lord I am so grateful that u r my heavenly father. There’s non like u. life is not worth living without u. I pray and hope others will open their heart to receive u as their Lord and saviour.

  17. hallelujah ❗🎁O GOD OUR FATHER🙌😘😘😘🎉🎉🎉GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS ❗💯🌹🌹🌹

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