Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Psalm 37: 3
Have you been holding on to something so tightly, and not being willing to let go? Sometimes our unwillingness to let go stems from a lack of trust--full, wholehearted, trust in Him. Lack of faith blinds our eyes. II Corinthians 5:7 says, "for we walk by faith and not by sight." It seems that having a lack of faith actually blinds our spiritual eyes from seeing the truth in God's Word: His unfailing promise to never leave us, to provide for us, to shelter us, to lead us, to protect us, to strengthen us, to uplift us, to comfort us--you name it, anything we could ever ask for or need, He's promised to meet that need by His All-Sufficiency. In our unwillingness to trust Him, we "think" we are walking by "sight," but we're really walking blindly.
The only thing we see is our circumstances. But we fail to realize that our circumstances are just the "wrapping paper" enclosing a hidden blessing from our Lord. Looking at our circumstances from that perspective should stir us to run TO our circumstances instead of running from them. Embrace the storm, and go for the blessing that is within--in the midst you'll find Him there!
Everything comes with permission from our Father, Who has promised to work them out for our good and His glory (if we desire to serve Him) (Rom. 8:28) And it's all coming to us as a gift from Him. He purposely wraps them in "not so desirable" paper to test our faith...do we really trust that THIS is coming from our Lord, with a hidden gift and purpose for our growth in mind??
Instead of getting "fed up" with these "special" deliveries, we should trust in the Lord, and do good--because He promised we will dwell in the land of promise and surely be FED. :o)
Trust Him. I'm in the learning process too. In this land of promise where I'm dwelling, He is surely feeding me. I'd much rather be "fed by Him" and grow, than simply "fed up" with life's circumstances and blindly miss the gift He sent to me. In this "letting go, yet embracing the hidden gift" process, He gave me a special arrangement of "Only Trust Him." To take a listen, just click here..Only Trust Him (it should load automatically.)
If you're hungry for more out of life, embrace this life and its being wrapped in "brown-paper-bag" circumstances, and be fed by our Lord.
Dear Father, Please help us..help me...as You're teaching me to let go of "life as I know it," help me embrace the hidden gift of blessing You're sending my way. But I will go so far as to ask for You to help me share this gift with as many people as You see fit. Please let these lessons, sometimes difficult as they may be, be given for not just my benefit, but for others' benefit as well, and most of all for Your glory. One more thing, Father, it would we very wise for us to remember that the greatest Gift You have sent to us is Your Son, and the salvation He offers to us was wrapped up in the most unattractive paper imaginable---the grief and pain of a brutal death on the cross. To receive this requires us to embrace Your gift of salvation by faith, and "only trust You!" Thank You, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, for being Our Greatest Gift! In Jesus' Name, I humbly pray, Amen.