“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.” Isaiah 26:3
Lord, help me not to be too concerned about the things of this life, Let me be rich in the things that really matter. You are ever faithful to me and I know that if I keep pressing through to the end, that you will help me to gain the prize. How many times will I remind myself that I am not in this thing alone? I need God every step of the way. I have sometimes walked blindly and the darkness that surrounded me threatened to smother out my joy, until I prayed and the light began to appear. It was only a tiny strand of light, but it still kept increasing until I couldn’t tell the difference between the light and my night.
“Hast thou not known? Hast thou not heard, that the everlasting, God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? There is no searching of his understanding” (Isaiah 40:28).
Too often, when we endure situations, we forget to rest in the Lord. If we’d only allow the Lord to help us, we would discover that the Lord is ready to give us overcoming power and the strength to carry out his will: “He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength” (Isaiah 40:29).
Our problem is that we don’t wait on God. We carry a burden that was not meant for us to bear. We trouble our minds with the problems that we should be casting at the feet of Jesus in prayer. He promises us that if we wait upon the Lord we shall renew our strength and mount up with wings as eagles. An eagle in flight has all of the pressure underneath the wings. We must keep our problems under our feet. The Lord says that he will make our enemies our footstool; that is, they will be under our feet.
When we realize that the Lord has all the power and he has given us authority over all the powers of darkness; we’ll be able to speak to infirmity and it will have to leave. We’ll learn that we can operate without fear. We can have confidence in the God that we serve because
he is faithful. We will do our part to help further the message of truth, realizing that we are part of the solution that the world needs. Being part of the solution, we may be the one who plants the seed (teaches a Bible study) or maybe we are the one who waters: ( mentors a new convert).
But even those two areas of ministry are essential: “I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. So then neither is he that planteth anything, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase” (I Corinthians 3:6-9). Everyone is important to the work of the Lord; everyone is needed to double.
“Hast thou not known? Hast thou not heard, that the everlasting, God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? There is no searching of his understanding. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint” (Isaiah 40:28-31)
In this week’s, Lattereign, the Lord promises to give us rest. Click the link that follows, to read more. I-will-give-you-rest (opens in a new window).