Rest in the Lord , and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass.
Psalms 37:7 NKJV
Patience is waiting without complaining. — Robin Meadows
I came across these two sayings during a devotion, and I thought deeply about how it links to events of today. We all know how it feels to rest in bed and to lie down with the confidence that, our bed will hold our weight. We don’t have to check or question it – that’s its job after all. But, why do we question God’s role in our life and him being our shield?
We scream aloud Jehovah Jireh my provider! But, after that, we create plan Bs in case the path God’s given us doesn’t work out. Does that even make sense? We contradict the very name of God just because the actual insecurity is in ourselves and not God.
He is a God who honours his word more than himself. Not us. We change, we forget and we even lie out of the very thing we promise. The real issue here isn’t God. It is us.
I have personally had times when I can remember a promise of God and recite it like it’s an oath but, when it comes to using it, I wont find it. Instead, a generic word of encouragement will be a placeholder. What I find out is that, the word of God heals and but, if I don’t meditate on it day and night, where is it suppose to stay?
It’s important that we know that the Word of God is life and a lamp to our feet. It is the source of our being.
Anyway, Resting means that we believe and we trust the support – in this context it is God, according to Psalms 37:7. But, while we rest and wait for him, we shouldn’t be scared of what man will do or of the wickedness that comes from man. In Christ, in God, we are secure.
It even makes me wonder that, if my eyes are looking at God where’s the space for it to focus on man? I remember reading something on Twitter that said, if we focus on what the next person is doing, we will miss out on God’s blessing/plan for our life. That happens when we focus on the wrong things instead of focusing on God.
I’ll leave you with this bible scripture:
I’ve spoken on waiting so many times and it’s a difficult topic for all of us to master. But it takes time. Out of it, builds confidence and character.
But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.
I Peter 5:10 NKJV
For some, waiting looks like suffering but, it’s all to refine us for God’s glory.
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