After You’ve Done All You Can, Just STAND!

When problems arise in our lives, its easy to want to try to take matters into our own hands and fix it ourselves. Here is the thing, if we could fix our problems…if we could fix ourselves, we wouldn’t  need God. You may have already tried to fix that situation your in…hows that working for you? Chances are, you’ve just made a bigger mess.

14 Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. -Psalm 27:14

WAIT. FOR. THE. LORD! Right about now some of you are getting antsy. “Wait? You mean I’m supposed to just wait and let God handle it?” YES! God can do a much better job of handling our situations than we could ever even hope to. He wants you to trust Him. He wants you to lean and rely on Him. I know that problem is looming over your head and you are getting weary…but sometimes your moving forward when God is telling you to just stand. A lot of times we, in our own flawed wisdom, will do anything to go around the problem, when God is trying to take you through it. You see its in the wilderness that we grow the most and fighting it is futile…you’ll just end up taking 40 years to make what should have been an 11 day journey.

9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. -Galations 6:9

I know that that mountain you are facing is making you want to move, but if you have prayed about it and God has not directed you to move…or if He has not answered you one way or the other yet…the best thing to do is just stand. It would be better to stand in your situation and endure it with the strength that God has given you, than it would be to move and be operating outside of the will of God.

Understand that God understands what you’re going through and He wants the best for you. He will never give you more than you can handle. You may be in that situation because there is still something you need to learn. Consider this, your situation may not even be about you. God could be using you to help someone else…someone you have never even met. We don’t always understand why God operates the way He does. BUT, we can be assured that all things will work out for our good. God is just saying, wait on me…trust me….I got this!  When God tells you to move…Run! But after you’ve done all you can, just stand.

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Today I am thankful for the comfort in knowing that while I walk through the wilderness, I don’t walk alone. Father I love you and I trust you. Lead me and I will follow cause I know your way is so much better than mine.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rahwa
    Apr 28, 2011 @ 22:50:02

    Praise God. When you said “you’ll just end up taking 40 years to make what should have been an 11 day journey” I just had to shout AMEN. So……true. Thank you Mel sis for allowing God to use you as his chosen vessel. Such an ON TIM word. Amen amen amen! I needed to hear this message. Bless You! Love u sis!


    • Melanie
      Apr 28, 2011 @ 23:05:54

      To God be the Glory sis! He gets all the credit! So thankful that He using me the way that He is…and so thankful that it spoke to you. We know that all things work for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. When we wait on God, he will show UP and show OUT! Be encouraged sis! Love you!


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