Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Submit to God

- We need to be humble before God, acknowledge Him in all our ways, and submit to His will. God's mighty/omnipotent hand is able to care for us, comfort us, shield us, sustain us, and lift us up. Trust and rest in His loving sovereignty! He exalts the humble in due time. Trust God's answers (God's will and God's ways) and God's timing. Humility is knowing who we really are and Who God really is. Humility leads to honor. "Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will lift you up." (James 4:10) To be raised up/exalted by God is indeed an honor. "For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted." (Matthew 23;12)

- Cast all your anxieties/burdens/ struggles/problems on Him because He cares for you! "Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens." (Psalm 68:19) The Lord is our daily Burden-Bearer. It takes humility and faith to let go of all our concerns and leave them in God's hand without picking them back up. Remember that self-reliance is a form of pride and arrogance (opposite of humility) and is a snare that entraps and entangles us in a web of worries. "Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous be shaken." (Psalm 55:22) God sees. God hears. God cares. He is our Help in times of need. Turn your anxiety into prayer. Worry not and fear not because God is always with you and for you. Humbly submit to God and surrender all to Him then rest in His presence, provision, protection, and power. Perfect peace is possible.

"Nothing is hid from His all-seeing eye, 
Never a teardrop nor even a sigh;
Anxious and troubled you never need be--
Trust Him completely and doubtings will flee." (Nienhuis)
"All your anxiety, all your care,
Bring to the mercy seat, leave it there;
Never a burden He cannot bear,
Never a friend like Jesus." (Joy)

"Let the beloved of the Lord rest secure in Him, for He shields him all day long, and the one the Lord loves rest between His shoulders." (Deuteronomy 33:12)

 

1 comment:

Arlee Bird said...

So true. We live in times where a lot of people show a great amount of reckless pride and self-reliance.

Arlee Bird
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