We are to RememberThis is not the first time my life has been in such commotion. God was faithful to carry and sustain me then. So in this current craziness I am to remember that my unchanging God will do it again.
We are to KnowThat He is God and in control—not me. The phrase “I will do all that I please” (v 10) would be frightening if God wasn’t also holy, righteous, just, merciful, all-wise, good and loving. These troublesome circumstances through which you and I are going are part of God’s plan; His good perfect and pleasing plan (Rom 12:2; Jer 29:11). God uses whatever and whoever He sees fit to accomplish His purposes (v 11). We may not like the “whatever” or “whoever” now, but we will in the end (although we may have to wait till we’re in heaven). God sees the big picture. We only see a teeny tiny piece that often doesn’t make sense.
We are to BelieveWe need to not only know, but believe that what the Bible says about the character of God. God is who He says He is.
We are to TrustNext we must step out in faith. Then our peace and joy will be restored.
“Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” (Ps 46:10)
*****Let us listen to God. Let us not be stubborn-hearted (v 12). He is bringing His righteousness near and His salvation will not be delayed. (v 13)
God’s righteousness is near—here in Christ. You and I don’t have to rebel or be stubborn-hearted.
We can respond to this situation (no matter what it is) in a godly way.Would you join me in this prayer?
Please help me, dear Jesus, my Righteousness and Rescuer. Save me from myself—my sinful self, so that Your splendor will be revealed in me and in these troublesome times.Scripture taken from THE HOLY BIBLE: NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by Biblica. All rights reserved worldwide.