by Stephanie Rochelle Redd
I don’t know about you, but Mercury Retrograde has been gunning for me. Energies clashing, emotions raging, previous friends becoming present foes. Alas, welcome to the real Star Wars.
And yet, everything’s alright. How can that be, you ask? Well, because…
“He made the Pleiades and Orion; He turns the shadow of death into morning and makes the day dark as night; He calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out on the face of the earth; the Lord is His name.” ~Amos 5:8, NKJV
Folks, everything is alright because everything, including Mercury Retrograde, is within God’s jurisdiction. Therefore, everything that you and I are warring against on our present star-crossed voyages is also happening under His watchful eye and, more than that, by His wise command.
In the past, I used to really freak out when things in my life would fall apart. I’d moan, “My God! My God! Why hast Thou forsaken me?” (I also used to have a bit of a savior-complex.) At any rate, I can still recall the day when life had finally broken the last straw and left me broke, wailing and gnashing my teeth – midday – in the middle of a decently-populated bank lobby. You see, I had put so much trust in my money that when it ran out – and into the red – my trust and my good sense ran with it.
As a Taurus, it makes astrological sense for me to put my trust in earthly things. But as a child of God, I am learning to yield the astrological to the Supernatural and surrender my trust to Him who created both the earthly and celestial realms.
My trust in God didn’t come easy though. (Remember, I’m still a Taurus.) I found that I needed to know more about God and His character in order to really take Him at His word. Hence, I’ve been reading His Word.
For the past few days, I’ve been reading the book of Jeremiah, and talk about Mercury Retrograde! What God vowed to unleash on the children of Israel was nothing short of a catastrophe of cosmic proportions. Nonetheless, God gave His catastrophic command to “pluck up, to break down, to throw down, to destroy, and to afflict,” to ultimately “watch over them to build and to plant”. In other words: In order for new things to grow, old things must be uprooted. (Hallelujah, somebody!)
So, when catastrophic energies, emotions and earthly things make you want to holler during this Mercury Retrograde season, shout to the Lord instead and thank Him for clearing out the old in your life in preparation for the new.
If Mercury Retrograde is pushing you close to the edge, don’t lose hope or your head, and click on the links to fellowship with us on Facebook and Instagram instead. God will keep you from going under.