"Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes." Psalm 37:7
Do you long for rest and quiet in the soul? We face many enemies to peace in the heart: worry, fear, frustration, guilt, and restlessness. David, in this verse, directs our hearts once again to the Lord. In our weakness, he points us to the strength and power of the Lord (see Psalm 68:19; 62:11). Paul would later write, "For when I am weak, then I am strong."
We should note that God Himself never worries, and always has things under His perfect control. When we rest in Him, we rest in One who possesses superior wisdom and superior strength. In our weakness, we go to Him for strength (Isaiah 40:28-31).
1. List at least three worries you face.
2. Pray over each one and commit to God each worry you feel.
3. Ask God to give you a peaceful frame of mind all day long.
4. Avoid murmuring or complaining about your situation, as that will not change things. But remember, God can do all things (Luke 1:37).
5. Before you go to sleep tonight, give to God all those things that trouble you. The more times you do this, the closer you will be to making it a habit.
Posted on Thu, August 4, 2011
by Sam Petitfils