Wednesday in the Word

In my reading I have once again been encouraged to “Be Still” (Psalms 46:10).  – Not to be busy, but to BE STILL.

This has become a verse that God has used to remind me to take the time to sit and talk to him. But not only talk, but also listen.  In the good times and hard times God wants to have time with you. At the same time, he is offering comfort and peace – asking us to “not be anxious about anything” (Philippians 4:6), but in prayer and thanksgiving we are to come to him. 

His answer may not be exactly what we want but God is in control – he knows what is best for us.  Sometimes his answer is wait.  In today’s society “wait” is not a well-liked answer.  But in many instances in the Bible the answer was wait. 

Joseph – spent years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit.  But look where God took him!!

Noah – spent years without rain building an ark – But thanks to his faithfulness to God he and his family survived.

Abraham and Sarah received the son God had promised.  Years after the initial promise.

The children of Israel entered the promised land years after leaving – even in their grumblings and discontentment God always provided.  Parting the Red Sea – fed them in the desert – protected them and was their guide – the wall of Jericho fell when they followed God’s commands.

How many times in our lives are we discontented? How many times do we get overwhelmed?  And what is God asking?  Be Still…. come rest in him and allow him to work. 

If we had everything figured out, we wouldn’t need faith.  We could live by our own logic and not by faith.  It’s in the times of waiting – in the hard times – those are the times that our faith can grow the most.   (James 1:2-4)

Trust God – it will all be worth it in the end….Because of God, no matter what we face - it is ok!!