It is in the shadows that God makes you into a polished arrow. It is in those times of isolation, times of pain and sorrow, times of bad choices and consequences, hardships, financial struggles, relationship challenges and hard work with no visible fruit from our efforts, that God is shaping you—making you into a polished arrow that He can conceal in His quiver until the assigned time for the appointed target. God’s Word states that the Lord called you before you were born, that He has made mention of your name from your birth. He makes your mouth into a sharpened sword. Through the shadows of life God prepares you for battle to display His splendor! You are a chosen warrior of God!
“Before I was born the Lord called me; from my birth he has made mention of my name. He made my mouth like a sharpened sword, in the shadow of his hand he hid me; he made me into a polished arrow and concealed me in his quiver. He said to me, ‘You are my servant, Israel, in whom I will display my splendor.’” Isaiah 49:1-3