5/11/17 A Lifelong Lesson
“Learn to meet Me in the hard places. Learn to trust Me when there seems as if there is nowhere to go. I will always be there for you. I will never leave you without answers. You may need to wait until all things are in order before you see your direction, but I will be there. I am never late. You can count on My perfect timing if you stand and just know that I am God, because I Am.”
Psalm 46:10 NIV
“Be still, and know that I am God...”
Isaiah 46:9 AMP
[Earnestly] remember the former things, [which I did] of old; for I am God, and there is no one else; I am God, and there is none like Me.
Isaiah 55:8-9 NIV
8) “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord.
9) “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
Isaiah 66:9 AMP
Shall I bring to the [moment of] birth and not cause to bring forth? says the Lord. Shall I Who causes to bring forth shut the womb? says your God.
The solving situations part is easy; the hard part is being still and knowing that He is the God of any situation we encounter. It is amazing how many solutions to our challenges we can devise. We can usually have even the most difficult circumstances figured out if given enough time. Then we even suggest the solutions to God and have the audacity to suggest when He should implement them. When the answers do come, if we have His strength to wait for them, they are rarely even close to what we had in mind.
This amazing relationship with God always points back to truly trusting Him and learning to never again trust our own hearts and our own strengths. That lesson is easy to say, but it usually takes a lifetime to learn.
Teach me Your ways, Lord,