Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Wednesday In The Word

What do you do when you feel unjustly accused, misunderstood, or when you are doing all you know to do and the deck just seems to stack up against you? I talk to many women that have retreated from relationships with others because they have been misunderstood one to many times or so they think?

If God is all about our lives being used to build His kingdom here on this earth, it can not be a healthy move on our part to isolate ourselves. There are times when brief periods of isolation are needed and are healthy, I know when our son died I spent quite a lot of time by myself for almost year. However, Christians can't get stuck there and we have to keep putting one foot in front of the other and moving down the path that God alone has laid out for each one of us individually.

I came across this passage in my devotion the other morning and it helped me, perhaps it will help you:

Do not fret because of evil men or be envious of those who do wrong;
for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away.
Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this:
He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.
Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.
Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil.

Psalm 37:1-8

From the rooftop:

Fret means worry: Do not worry when people scheme against you

Do not be envious when it seems they are succeeding in their schemes

God's eyes are on YOU and if you have put your trust in Him, then He will make all things right

God's perception of the situation is perfect and He will move on your behalf perfectly

Be patient, wait on Him

Do not act on your own

I know that all of this takes great faith and discipline in our life but I have seen God work enough in all kinds of situations to know that His plans are perfect. I am praying for all of us that we will grow strong in our faith as we look to God to handle our problems instead of man.

I love you and hope you have a blessed week.



Our Funny Farm said...

As always Glenda, great word! The things God impresses upon your heart that you share on this blog are exactly what I need to hear and when I need to hear it in order to challenge me in my faith or help me in a current situation I am experiencing. Thank you for taking the time to invest in others in this way!

HPS said...

Amen sister. Perfect and refreshing reminder. Love you.

HPS said...

Thank you, Funny Farm I am so grateful that God is speaking to you through our Wednesday time together. Your comment is so appreciated. Bless you.