Trust in the Lord … He can handle the pressure
Proverbs 3:5-8 Trust in the LORD with all your heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. It shall be health to your navel, and marrow to your bones.
Greetings to our faithful readers. Can you believe that this year is almost gone? I encourage you to enjoy and make the most of these last few weeks. Do something special for you and for someone else. Something that is spontaneously “God inspired”.
During my early years as a believer, Proverbs 3:5-8 was one of my go to scriptures when things happened in my life that I could not fully understand. My “go to” means – where I often turn towards for inspiration, direction and focus. You may be experiencing a season or you may know someone who is experiencing a season where something just is not making sense. If so, you need a place to find your focus again. The word of God will give direction during senseless times. As we trust in the Lord we can be secure, safe, and careless. We may not feel that way always with man but we can always faith that way with the Lord.
During senseless seasons in is not wise to rely our own understanding. Do not turn away from the Lord but rather STOP and take a deep breath … in all your ways acknowledge him (his presence, his wisdom, his insight) and he will come through and direct you to the right paths. We may not be able to take the pressure but the God we serve can handle the pressure. There are times when we are tempted to take matters into our own hands. Resist the internal pressure to walk in human wisdom which leads us to dishonor God and lose valuable ground that we have gained. Above all, stay away from the paths of evil. Those paths lead to destruction and death. Hang in there…the Lord will make a way where there seems to be no way.
Remember trust in the Lord … not with your head, not with your emotions, not when things are only going good. But, trust in the Lord with all your heart at all times. The senseless seasons come to capture our hearts to move towards the paths of evil. To stop our hearts from being free and ever growing to become more like Jesus. Don’t allow this senseless season to capture you heart but allow it to show you just how much you can lean on the Lord. He can handle the pressure and he will bring you through.
Love and Blessings,
Pastor Tonya Roberson
Question: Where are you feeling that internal pressure?
What is your “go to” scripture that helps you find your focus?
Action: How can you be a blessing to someone else?
Prayer: Father, I trust you with all my heart. I ask that you give me a spontaneous “God inspired” thought that I might be a blessing to someone today! In Jesus Name…Amen.