Sometimes all you can do is look up.
Aren’t you glad that you can trust the Lord? It really takes all of the guess work out of trying to figure out your next move. Honestly, I got tired of fighting my battles, until one day I realized that I really didn’t need to fight the battle anymore. I imagined Jesus just standing there waiting for me to let go of the trial so that he could wipe out my enemy. I’m being backed into the corner by the oppressive spirits that would like nothing better than to overtake me and rob me of my joy and peace of mind, and God waits for me to trust him and let go of my weapon so that he can step in and fight for me.
The difference is that when the Lord fights the battle, it’s already won. Really, as a child of God, our battles were won at Calvary. This salvation is free for us, but it’s only because the price has already been paid by Jesus Christ. He purchased our salvation. I stand amazed at the love that he has for us. If I’m not careful, I can get so caught up in the battle that I forget that it’s already been won. When I don’t remember to let God be in control of my life, it causes more confusion than I care to dwell on. The bible says to seek peace with all men. Peace. That is a word that holds the key to our restoration. Peace. How many times do we go through our day finding everything but peace? We run here and there, fret over trivial things that will not even be remembered next week, and wonder why we stay so exhausted when it’s time to praise the Lord or spend time in his presence. Peace. Many souls cry out for Peace; few find true peace. Why? True peace is loving the Lord with all of your heart, soul, mind, and strength. If you love the Lord that way, you’ll know to make good decisions in life, always putting the Lord first and foremost in your decisions.
It’s in the valleys of your life, and it’s on the mountaintops. Believe me, living for the Lord, brings both, and if you want true peace, you will learn to trust the Lord, no matter where you are at in your spiritual walk with the Lord. We can’t trust our own feelings, and I am so thankful that feelings didn’t determine whether or not that I will make heaven, because sometimes I get discouraged, and all out angry at myself mostly when I feel like I haven’t reached some personal goals in my life that I want to reach. And, you know what? The struggles that I have, are with my own self. I think about how I still haven’t reached the top of the highest mountain that I would like to climb; then, forget that the Lord has allowed me to reach other mountain tops; maybe, they aren’t as high and foreboding, but still, I climbed them, and have become a stronger person because of them. It takes conditioning to reach the pinnacle. A mountain climber trains before he or she climbs. Those low ranges are as important as the high ranges, after all, it’s still climbing.
I don’t have all of the answers.
There, I admit it. If you can tell my stubborn self that, then maybe I can get out of the Lord’s way just a little bit sooner, so that he can lead me through to the peace that I know I can find on the mountain. Until then, I will look unto the hills from whence cometh my help, my help cometh from the Lord.