Very carefully and diligently, God, Himself, continuously safeguards us so that we remain deeply trusting in Him and not in the message He gives us, nor in the gifts or the blessings, nor even in our ability to receive them, nor even if we are hearing Him correctly and perceiving things in how we should. Stripped down bare, at the very root of each and every issue, situation, and encounter, we must first and foremost, dynamically trust only in Him, the Great I Am, as our King Shepherd actively leads us in God’s will. This keeps our knees from being shifted off from where we remain humbly bowed before Him, especially when what we thought we understood would happen in the flesh, doesn’t. So many things can wrongly come between us in receiving God’s messages, like our opinions, our desires, and even our limited thoughts wrongly attempting to limit His limitless ways and step ahead to figure it all out. When issues, problems, solutions, or situations do not go as we thought they would in the flesh, even after we have received specific encouragement and direction from Him, we are dramatically affected by that. But as we have often experienced in the past, during these types of situations our Comforter, the Holy Spirit, will often remind us of the importance of the processes Abba brings us through as He directs our King Shepherd to lead us into a deeper teaching, a deeper meaning and a greater victory in Him. What may be upsetting to us in the flesh is actually, only a momentary pain and at the same time, a profoundly intimate, protective measure keeping our trust deeply embedded in only Him, the Great I Am, our loving Abba. A balance only the Holy Spirit can actively regulate as we remain under King Jesus’ reign. ‘For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall My Word be that goeth forth out of My mouth: it shall not return unto Me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the things whereto I sent it.’ (Isaiah 55:8-11) Praise King Jesus!