Ever since the month of May has started, I have sensed turbulence in the air. I have been writing it off as other things, but I cannot shake the feeling of turbulence in the atmosphere. It is not personal turbulence, it is national and possibly international turbulence I am sensing. As I was in prayer this morning, the Holy Spirit dropped Psalm 46 into my spirit, so I grabbed my bible and started praying, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change And though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea; Though its waters roar and foam, Though the mountains quake at its swelling pride.” Using the words of the psalmist and speaking in tongues, I heard the Lord give me an analogy of flying in an airplane.
If you have ever flown before, you know when the atmosphere changes, the captain comes on the intercom and says, we are experiencing some turbulence, please remain seated with your seat belt on and your tray tables in their upright and locked positions. This is what I heard in the spirit. We are going through some turbulence, I need you to REMAIN SEATED. As soon as I heard remain seated, the Holy Spirit said, “Remain seated in heavenly places (Ephesians 1).” Our tendency in turbulence is to come down from our seated position and work a plan in the natural based on the turbulence we are feeling, but the Holy Spirit is saying, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make straight your paths” (Proverbs 3:5-6).
My friends, we are in and will continue to go through some turbulence for a while. It make get quite bumpy, but God is not surprised or caught off guard by what we are about to go through. The Lord is telling us, “Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. The LORD of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our stronghold” (Psalm 46:10-11). It’s going to get bumpy, but remain seated.