Thursday, June 6, 2013

June 5, 2013

Ps 13:1 How long, O Lord? Will You forget me forever? How long will You hide Your face from me?
:2 How long shall I take counsel in my soul having sorrow in my heart daily? How long will my enemy be exalted over me?
:3 Consider and hear me, O Lord my God; enlighten my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;
:4 Lest my enemy say, “I have prevailed against him”’ lest those who trouble me rejoice when I am moved.
:5 But I have trusted in Your mercy; my heart shall rejoice in Your salvation.
:6 I will sing to the Lord, because He has dealt bountifully with me.

David had been dealing with the same thing over and over with King Saul. He was getting tired, frustrated and weary. Sound familiar? Have you been dealing with the same situation for a long time with no end in sight?

John Phillips said, “ When we are at our wit’s end, without resources, at a loss for a way, perplexed and desperate – that is usually where we see God begin to work. But before He does anything about our situation, He wants to do something about ourselves, and that is where we begin to hedge. We want God to deal with our complications; He wants to develop our character. We want Him to change our circumstances; He wants to change us first. That is why He allowed the circumstances. We cry: “Hurry up Lord!” He says, “It’s your move. I won’t move till you do.”

Is 26:4 Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord, is the rock eternal.

Mt 11:28 “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

Pr 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding;

It’s easy to trust God for a little while. But we have to learn to trust in Him all the time. Not only when the answer comes quickly. Or when we agree with the answer. He can bear our problems no matter how heavy. 

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