Adversity Week 3

Leave it Alone

The Lord’s will is perfect.  When the Apostle Paul asked three times for the thorn to be removed for his flesh, God responded by saying, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness”( 2 Corinthians 12:9).  We know the Lord allows His children to experience various trials and tribulations.  However, if we believers are going to persevere and receive all God has for us, we need to leave the situation in His hands.  God says He will never leave us nor forsake us; so, we should be anxious for nothing but everything through prayer and supplication.

We get a high school diploma and make some money, so now we think we are experts on everything for everybody.  We advised parents on teen pregnancy but have no children.  We tell others how to be good stewards, but we have been bankrupt, broke, and still borrowing to pay back what we have already borrowed.  The perfect solution I can give for a person in a crisis is to stand still.  Moses stood still and held his peace because God would take care of the Egyptians, which they would see again no more (Exodus 14:13).

Know the Lord will fight for you.  We have to let go and let God have the issues.  Cast your cares on Him, for He cares for us. You can be reassured that life and life more abundantly comes with believing Christ.  If God is for us, who in this world can be against us (Romans 8:31)?  The real travesty is that the one who is going against us is us.   We fear failure, so we will not try.  We fear rejection, so we never step up.  We fear ridicule, so we sit down and say nothing.  Since we were never given the spirit of fear, why does it outwit us every time?

We believe in ourselves; thus, we can do it by ourselves.  I serve notice that we only believe in ourselves because we place ourselves into Jesus Christ.  So, when I say I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me, I know I can do all things.  I know no good thing He will withhold from me who walks uprightly (Psalm 84:11).  He gives us hope and a future, so it makes sense to let Him guide your steps and open the doors for you.   Regardless of the situation, He will never leave you nor forsake you.

Take your hands off of it so he can lay His hands on it.  I remember a man named Antonio was doing some electrical work at my Mom’s house.  He was attempting to fit a pipe into the box connected to the meter on the side of the house.  I thought I was helping him by grabbing the pipe to help him direct it into the box.  Antonio quickly said, “I’m good; I have to do this by myself.” Too many hands were getting in the way of getting it done.  God wants us to leave it alone so that our breakthrough will come.  God wants us to leave it alone so the stronghold can be pulled down.  We have to leave it alone so God can get it done for us!