Waiting With Total Calm

Friend,
Have you committed your whole life to the Lord? How about your daily life? Your every single step? Your every single thought, word, action, hope, and desire? This, dear one, is what we are called to do. And when we do that –even before we swing our feet to the floor from the bed every morning, we “take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.” (2 Cor. 10:5) Then we find we can rest in this: “Since the Lord is directing our steps, why try to understand everything that happens along the way?” (Prov. 20:24)

In other words, we are not called to understand everything, but to believe that in all our ways He is concerned AND He is directing us. Then with the mind of Christ in us (1 Cor. 2:10-12,16) ruling our day, our every minute, we can trust. We do trust. And our lives are governed by that peaceful trust. Our lives are governed by belief —
belief in God, His Word, and His promises. We trust Him completely, never trusting ourselves (Prov. 3:5), so that it matters not that He delays the blessing, or the deliverance, for we know on whom we’ve fixed our trust. We are unmoved by the wind, by the waves, by threats from the foe. Because we’ve sought our God, and we know He has heard our cries, seen our tears, is working to bring about the promise in His perfect, perfect, (magnificently best) timing!

Therefore, we wait with calm patience. No fear. No worry. No fretting. No anger. No frustration. No despondency. No jealousy as others go on and away into their blessings. No desires, but what He wills for us. This is the place God wants for us. The place of utter unconcern. Looking straight into His face only. Knowing He has the very best plan for every one of His children, as well as all those covered with prayer.

And knowing you are waiting on Him, He will not delay one second too long.

So, “Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him.” (Ps. 37:7) For as He promises in Isa. 49:23, “Those who hope in Me will not be disappointed.”

Believe it.
Love,
Rachel

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~ by smilesback on September 15, 2009.

 
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