Commentary By: Gordon King
I have a message to share from the Lord, He wants me to share it with you. This is something vitally important that all of us as believers must not only be aware of but must adhere to on a daily basis.
How many times have you been in a situation where you are faced with a difficulty or hardship in your life? I suppose that all of us have been at some time or another, and I suppose that most of us do perhaps even on a daily basis! The question is what do we do about it and how do we react?
I know that for myself I can get quite impatient and try to fix the problems myself. I often find it difficult to rest and can even become agitated. I pray to the Lord for help on a daily basis, but then I continue to seek ways to remedy the problems that I am facing. I continue to cry out to God for help and it seems that sometimes He doesn’t even hear me!
As I was in prayer yesterday the Lord spoke to me, not audibly but never the less He spoke to me. He told me to be “patient”! He asked me if I trusted Him and believed in His words? Of course I do Lord! I believe you and I trust you, I love you! “Well then” He said, “you need to trust Me! Do not worry, do not be afraid for I am the Lord your God. I do things in my own time, and all things have an appointed time. I want you to be patient and rest, rest in Me and trust that I will make things work out for your good!”
Unfortunately most of us don’t always hear what the Lord is telling us, myself included. We tend to be impatient with God and with His promises. We seek to remedy situations on our own, when we should be relying on God for all things!
What we need to do is rest in the Lord, take shelter under His mighty wings, and know that He is for us, that He will make all things work together for the good of those who love Him, all those called according to His purpose!
The good Lord wanted me to share this with you, to tell you that we must first and foremost trust in Him, that we must be patient, and that we must rest in Him. Too many times we struggle with the ills in life, we fight and become weary, when we should be allowing God to perform His will and His good pleasure through us!
There are times however when the Lord wants us to do something, to take a step of faith in the right direction. We must however listen to the Lord and act on His behalf, to follow His lead, and to trust that He will make things work out for our good.
God has a plan for each and every one of us, that plan includes everything in our daily lives, every encounter, every mishap, every trial and tribulation. He knows what is around every corner, behind every wall, and everything that lies ahead. We may not always know why God allows things to happen, we may not know why He is telling us to do certain things, but if we follow His lead then it will all work out!
The bible is not written for our enjoyment, it is written so that we may know who God is, His ways, His principles, and His attributes. It is written so that we may know how to approach life, how to live a godly life, and how to handle situations in our daily life. We are to read and study God’s word and write it upon our hearts, to apply it to our life, to live it out just as Christ did!
God speaks to us but are we listening? Are we following His lead, and are we obedient to what He is telling us to do?
I know that for myself I am still growing in these areas, still struggling with always listening to the Lord and hearing what He is telling me, allowing Him to live through me and not hindering His will for me.
God is real, heaven is real, and the ways of the Lord are true and faithful! In order to live a godly life we must first humble ourselves before the Lord, take shelter under His mighty wings, listen to Him, then follow His lead. If not then we are fooling ourselves and being led in the wrong direction!
Take heart my friends, Jesus Christ came so that we may have life and have it more abundantly! He came so that we may be freed from sin, so that we may live a godly life, so that we may perform His will on earth as it is in heaven! He broke the chains of sin, defeated the power of death, and holds the keys to both heaven and hell.
Take the time to rest in the Lord, be quiet and listen to His voice, understand what He is telling you, then follow His lead!
God bless my friends! Maranatha!