“O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him” (Psalm 34:8).
“Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday. Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way because the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass. Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil. For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the earth” (Psalm 37:3-9).
We serve a great big God. How often do we try to confine him into our boxes of doubt? We pray and say that we trust God with our lips; then we ponder our situation until we can’t think of any thing else but the problems that grow bigger as we feed them. The more we nurture our problems the greater they become and the more desperate we become. Sometimes it clouds our vision until we can’t see God working to bring us through to our good. “My grace is sufficient” he said and sometimes God, who is sovereign, decides to let us keep the thorn in our flesh. . He’s still God.
I will get discouraged if I don’t stay in the Word and find the strength to hold up my shield of faith. The shield of faith and the breastplate of righteousness will protect me from the fiery darts that try to steal my joy, kill my dreams, and destroy my walk with God.
He promises us that if we’ll delight in him that he’ll give us the desires of our heart. If we have not fulfilled our part, why do we think that God would give us our deepest desires? It’s time to restore our commitment and to do what he commands for us to do: Rest in the Lord. I am convinced that the Lord has my life in his hands and that every step that I take is ordained by God.
“I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart” (Psalm 40:8).
“And now, Lord, what wait I for? My hope is in thee” (Psalm 39:7). When we put our hope in the Lord, there is no failure, only the understanding that the Lord has every situation under control.
If life’s circumstances are going contrary to the way you would desire them to go, praise the Lord for the situation and exercise your faith. Although we may not know how the Lord will intervene, there is no question that he will intervene at the right time. Just like Esther, we could be in an impossible situation, “for such a time as this,” to be a witness that God is faithful, and he is a miracle working God, “who is not slack concerning his promises.”