Sometimes the stressors of life can really get to us. As I sit here and struggle through the loss of our house, my job, and health issues, I try everything possible to get through each day, knowing that God will step in and take care of everything when His timing is perfect.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining, I’m focusing on being being faithful. Putting my troubles in God‘s hands and letting Him work them out according to his plans, not mine. Now some people might need to say I need to be even more proactive and start attacking the issues I’m facing, but I’ve been trying that for the past year and a half to no avail. It’s suddenly occurred to me that this is where I’ failing, I’m trying to beat God to the rescue.
Why do we ask for help from God and then try to fix it on our own? I know that most people would become irritated if asked to help a friend out of a predicament, then get told to take a back seat while the person who asked tried in vain to fix it themselves. I’m sure we would feel frustrated at the sense of helplessness as we watched the person fumble around, making the same mistake over and over, getting angry at us, when we know how to fix it. but they won’t let us. this is the situation with us when we ask God to our rescue, but when he arrives to save us, we try to do it on our own. we put Him in the back seat.
I have posted some verses below that have helped me to allow God to rescue me when I ask, instead of asking, then pushing Him away. I assure you that when you allow God to perform CPR in your circumstances, you will pull through. Have an amazing day.
1 Chronicles 16:11
Seek the LORD and His strength; seek His face continually.
He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way.
Who is the man who fears the LORD? He will instruct him in the way he should choose.
Since you are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of your name lead and guide me.
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.
Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass … Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him
The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord.
For this is God, our God forever and ever; He will be our guide even to death.
You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory.
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path
But whoever listens to me will dwell safely, and will be secure, without fear of evil.
For the LORD gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding. He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk in integrity, guarding the paths of justice, and He preserves the way of His godly ones. Then you will discern righteousness and justice and equity and every good course.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.
in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
When you walk, they will guide you; when you sleep, they will watch over you; when you awake, they will speak to you.
The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity.
Where there is no guidance the people fall, but in abundance of counselors there is victory.
A righteous man is cautious in friendship, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.
Without consultation, plans are frustrated, but with many counselors they succeed.
A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.
For by wise guidance you will wage war, and in abundance of counselors there is victory.
Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, ‘This is the way, walk in it,’ whenever you turn to the right hand or whenever you turn to the left’
The Lord God has given me the tongue of those who are taught, that I may know how to sustain with a word him that is weary. Morning by morning he wakens, he wakens my ear to hear as those who are taught.
Thus says the Lord, Your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the Lord your God, who teaches you to profit, who leads you by the way you should go
The Lord will guide you continually, and satisfy your needs in parched places, and make your bones strong, and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters never fail.
O Lord, I know the way of man is not in himself; it is not in man who walks to direct his own steps
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.
Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
“So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.
One person regards one day above another, another regards every day alike. Each person must be fully convinced in his own mind.
1 Cor. 10:13
…God is faithful and he will not let you be tempted beyond your strength, but with the temptation will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
It is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach.
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