Foreword:

Ever wonder what God might have to say to YOU today? Here are things to ponder, and things to receive into your heart. If you have a question, put it in the comments. I respond as much as I can.

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Wait...Listen...Trust

Sit still, my daughter.

Take heed, and be quiet; fear not, neither be fainthearted. — Be still, and know that I am God. — Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God? — The loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low: and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day.
Mary ... sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word. — Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her. — In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength. — Commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still.
Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.
 He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord. His heart is established.
He that believeth shall not make haste.

These three are triplets, and they take place at the same time--waiting, listening, trusting.  These are all difficult, and the real need for them typically occurs in times of crisis, and when we have no sure knowledge of the immediate future. It's hardest to wait and trust when we don't understand; listening can help with that, but sometimes no word seems to come. Nevertheless, God is always faithful, always responds, and always answers, in some way.  Difficult times come, and God either brings us through them, or brings us out of them by His mighty power. Think of Job and his sufferings. He never thought they would end, but God brought him through them, ended them, and blessed him; or of David, chased by Saul for no reason other than that God had anointed him King over Israel, and God fulfilled His promise. Or think of the widow of Nain, walking by her son's bier, mourning his death--and Jesus steps up, tells her not to cry, and touches the bier--and her son is immediately alive. All these people and many more had great problems, and God walked with them through their difficulties, and brought them out..  Wait...listen...trust.  He will help you, in His own time and way.


RUTH 3:18.  Isa. 7:8. -Psa. 46:10. -John 11:40. -Isa. 2:17. Luke 10:39. -Luke 10:42. -Isa. 30:15. -Psa. 4:4. Psa. 37:7. Psa. 112:7,8. Isa. 28:16.