Monday, June 5, 2017

Don't Get Ahead of God

By Andrea Merrell

But those who wait on the Lord

Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.

Isaiah 40:31 NKJV


Life can be brutal at times, making it hard to wait on God, trusting Him to come to our rescue. Instead, we analyze the situation, come up with our own plan, then run ahead of Him as we try to fix things.

I love what Sarah Young says in 40 Days with Jesus:

Concentrate on keeping in step with me, instead of trying to anticipate My plans for you. If you trust that my plans are to prosper you and not to harm you, you can relax and enjoy the present moment … Your main focus should be staying close to Me. I set the pace in keeping with your needs and my purpose. (~Jesus)

No matter what's going on in our lives, God knows all about it and has a plan. He sees the big picture. He has promised to always be with us, fight the battle for us, and to work all things together for our good.

According to Merriam Webster’s, to wait doesn’t just mean to remain stationary, it also means to look forward expectantly, serve, and to be ready and available. In other words, it’s not the time for us to just sit still and do nothing.

When we learn the true spiritual posture of waiting on the Lord—praising, trusting, and serving—we move from a place of anxiety to a place of rest, filled with His peace.

(Photo courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net and Stuart Miles.)

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