Why is that when we see turmoil around us, we are quick to judge the most terrible outcomes for our situations. Instead of allowing the Lord to work on our behalf, we immediately hold a negative view. We have everything figured out about how our situation will end. Usually, it’s not a good ending that we speak for ourselves, unfortunately, rather, one that is filled with uncertainty, defeat, or doubt.
It must hurt the Lord’s heart to see us struggle with disbelief, but it’s all too common. We are the worse case scenario children, and nothing that is positive and uplifting can change our minds if we continue to keep our safe defeated mindset that will hinder the blessing of God to be released in our lives.
Do you want peace? or, is your life more comfortable with the needed extra attention that drama brings? I can find myself falling into that trap if I forget that the enemy of my soul has already been defeated. We do fight flesh when the battle is the strongest, instead of handing over our weapons to the Lord for a while, so that we can restore our peace. The longer I live, the more I am realizing that I don’t have to be super human to allow the will of the Lord to be accomplished in my life; I must learn to trust Jesus Christ.
In him you will find peace in the midst of the storms of life. It only takes a word from him, “Peace be still,” to calm the storm, but if he chooses not to intervene in the time frame that I want him to do it, like yesterday, all is still well with my soul.
Where is your faith, today? As we are ready for Christmas, it is important to spend the time to reflect on what we have been blessed with in our lives. If the Lord never does another thing for me, I can testify that I am a child of the king who has been exceeding abundantly blessed, and I know without any hesitation that he is the greatest gift that I will ever receive, and for that, I am thankful.