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.
“And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind. For all these things do the nations of the world seek after; and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things. But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you” (Luke 12:29-31).
Scripture after scripture reminds us of God’s provision and love for us, yet there are times when we still don’t comprehend that he really does love us. Are we so hardened by our circumstances that we can’t feel his love? Have we been so beaten down in the daily grind of living that we are unable to allow the warmth of his presence to wash over us and soothe our souls? It’s time to let God into our lives.
“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).
It is true that 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).
“I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.
O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together.
I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears (Psalms 34: 1-4).
This week’s Lattereign lets us know that it’s time to be Committed to God’s Purpose in our lives, and when we learn to do that, then there’s nothing that can stand in our way of reaching God’s full potential.