“Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? Who hath gathered the wind in his fists? Who hath bound the waters in a garment? Who hath established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and what is his son’s name, if thou canst tell? Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.” (Proverbs 30:4-5).
“Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart: So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man. Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths” (Proverbs 3:3-6).
What do I mean by perfect balance? When I think of balance, the first thing that comes to mind is being steady. All sides are an equal distance from the ground. Before we find our way to God, we struggle to hold our lives together. Without God, it is impossible to hold your life together. We must acknowledge him in everything that we do. I can’t imagine trying to live without Jesus in the center of my life.
“He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of the saints. Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path” (Proverbs 2:8-9).
Maybe you are walking with the Lord in Spirit and in Truth. Nothing seems to work out the way that you think it should. Do we get frustrated? Sure we do, but we have to reach way down deep in our souls and realize that the Lord has everything under control and that he is working all things out for our good. Now, I could settle for less than God’s best and maybe everything in life would go well for me, but would I be missing out on the greatest miracles of my life by not being patient and trusting God?
How many times have I taken matters into my own hands and watched my world crumble around my feet?
After walking with God all of these years, I am learning to trust him more, and fret less. It’s stressful living in uncertainty day after day. If I had my choice I would have everything in my life outlined according to well organized plans—they would probably fail, because except the Lord build a house, they labor in vain who builds it.
I want the Lord to put my life into perfect balance with his plans for me. He can open doors, the right doors for me; I can wait for the right doors to open as long as I learn to trust in him to know what is best for me. He wants me to prosper and to be in good health. I desire wisdom above all other gifts. He gives me peace that passes all understanding.
I have watched his plans unfold for me in the past few months and although I still search for his will, I know that I can have confidence in the Lord to lead me through effectual doors. Some soul waits (the one the Lord has prepared) for me to invite them to church or to just be a witness. I just want to say thank you, Lord.