Our job as believers is to simply BELIEVE!
We are not called to figure it out on our own or fix situations that are out of our control. The mistake we make is trying to fix things within our own strength and get upset with God when we become tired and exhausted and nothing has changed, or things have even gotten worse. It truly is an exhausting task trying to help God do His job, but it is a task that God never asked us to do.
Instead of trying to help God, we should just TRUST Him instead. Proverbs 3:5 says
Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.
This verse has some great instructional value to it. It tells us to trust God with ALL of our heart. Not a piece, not a portion, not some, but with ALL of it. The problem is we do not trust God completely to take care of us. We want to know why something is happening the way it is. When it says “do not depend on your own understanding”, it basically means do not try to figure it out on your own. Do not try to help God. He can handle your storm without your assistance.
Also we must know that God is on our side and He LOVES us! Romans 8:31 (one of my favorite chapters in the Bible) says..
What can we say about all this? If God is on our side, can anyone be against us? God did not keep back his own Son but He gave Him for us. IF God did this, won’t he freely give us everything else
Wow! This is a good reminder and gives us CONFIDENCE IN CHRIST to know that God is not trying to see His children lose in any way. It doesn’t matter who is against you as long as God is for you. The same God that gave up His only begotten Son for you to live will give you every thing else as well. Any parent knows that absolutely nothing is GREATER than giving up your child as a sacrifice in order to bless someone else’s life, but God has done this and He will do so much more! He is AMAZING!
Recently, in order to trust God in the middle of my storms, I have learned that I have to literally SPEAK God’s word over my life.
Proverbs 18:21 says
The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
If we believe that God’s word is true and applicable to all of our lives, then those words written thousands of years ago have to pertain to your life as well. Write your favorite scriptures or the ones that speak directly to your storm on note cards. Take time in the morning or before you go to sleep (aka devotion time) to speak those verses over you and your life. The more you deposit God’s word in your life the better you feel. But you must read it and know it. The WORD of GOD is your weapon! The more you fill your spirit with the right things, the less available space there is for the wrong things to take up room.
If you haven’t read Part 1, click here to read!