Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Be still...

Why is it that we pray long and hard for God to move on our behalf, only to respond in shock when our prayers are answered?

I've prayed over and over for the blessings of the house, and each time God comes through, I am astonished at His grace and favor. Is it because I don't think He can do it? NO..., it's because I'm amazed, that the God of all creation cares enough for me to still speak life into my dreams and situations. It's because I am so unworthy, but He does it anyway.

I was reminded of a scripture in Exodus 14:14, where the Israelites are complaining about their journey. Moses says to them, "The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still..." I have to admit that when I read this scripture, a HUGE, goofy grin spread across my face. I was also somewhat relieved. God, is fighting my battles..even the ones that I'm unaware exist. What a comforting thought. GOD IS IN CONTROL!!!

I will never profess to be a master when it comes to bible study, but I do know that there are many of you that are looking for God in the midst of your pain, anxiety, disgust, and anguish...I just want to encourage you to be still, and let Him fight for you. It's really difficult to shield a moving target from the bullets of darkness. God is in the details, He is concerned with every facet of our lives...remember, He knows the number of hairs on our heads, and takes the time to rejoice over us with singing, (Zephaniah 3:17). Cling to the word, there lies life...