Thursday, March 19, 2015

Let's Do It Right This Time

"Be still and know that I am God..." Psalm 46:10

You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you." Isaiah 26:3

You have a choice in how you will respond to this trial.

 You can freak out.

You can stand up in your going-every-way boat and make emotional decisions doused in out-of-control emotions. You can behave like the heathens do who have no concept of a loving  God whose heart of compassion is as big as His ability to come to your aid.


You can give God (not always yourself) time to calm you ( not necessarily your storm). You can position yourself under the umbrella of supernatural wisdom about how to do this trial right this time.

It's time to put all those promises you believed so sincerely on the sunny days to the test now.  Acknowledge God's right to do whatever He wills. Then trust Him to do what is best. This is part of being still and knowing He is God.

Being still also involves listening for His guidance, and not moving until He says.

I know everything in you is advising the exact opposite, but you've obeyed those voices long enough. Weather this storm God's way, and see what a difference it makes.

Pray With Me: Yes, Lord, I need you to help me do this trial right this time. Remind me Who You are, what You can do, and what You promised. I believe, Lord. Help my unbelief. Help me to cooperate with what You're doing in my  life through this difficulty. You said Your strength is made perfect in weakness. I sure am weak! Thank you that in You I am strong. Allow Your Spirit to flood my soul, my mind, and my heart with Your peace as I fix my thoughts on You. Lord, help me to go through this storm in a way that pleases You this time. Amen.