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The Peace of the Lord

Isaiah 26:3-4 (KJV)

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength:

God will keep us in perfect peace when the storms of life are raging.  Can the Lord trust you with trouble?   Will you keep your mind on the Lord?  Will you study the Word of the Lord?  Trust the Lord to give you peace and strength to stay in the race.  Remember the Lord Jehovah is everlasting Strength.

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My Expectation

5 My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. 6 He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved. 7 In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. 8 Trust in him at all times ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah Psalms 62:5-8

Patience is definitely a virtue to possess when you are waiting on God to move in situations that seem to come upon you relentlessly. David writes in this Psalms that he waits silently in hope upon God for he knows that he is his rock and his deliverer. Is that were the description of being the “strong and silent” type comes from?

Being able to wait is saying that we have the hope and confidence that the situation will be worked out in God’s time. While we are waiting, let us pour out our heart before him so we don’t take matters into our own hands, but we allow God the space to work it out. Wait…

 

Trust the process

“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not to thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”  Proverbs 3:5-6

When I hear the words “Trust the process,” I think about what God said to me. Trusting the process is not an easy thing to do especially when there are bumps in the road. Let us go to the Book of Exodus when Moses appears on the scene and lets the children of Israel know that God is going to free them. When they heard that God had not forgotten them, they begin to worship him. They had to go through a process to be freed. It was not always a pleasant one because they had to come up against Pharoah. God had warned Moses that Pharoah was not going to make this easy task for them, but God said He would smite Egypt with a mighty hand with all his wonders and Pharoah will let them go.

God show his wonders to the Egypt with a mighty hand and the last wonder was the death of Egypt’s firstborn. Pharoah’s firstborn died and he had no other choice but to free them. You would had thought that was the end with Pharoah, but his heart was hardened and he followed hard after the children of Israel.  When they saw Pharoah and his armies were after them, their hearts became faint and they started complaining to Moses about dying in the wilderness. Moses had to tell the people to stop be afraid and see the deliverance of the Lord. Isn’t that like us? God begin to show his hand to us of his blessings that he has in stored for us and when trouble comes we start looking back from where we started. We start complaining and thinking that maybe it was better where we was before starting this journey.

Change can be difficult to maneuver and it can be scary because you don’t know what to expect. Fear will cloud your vision and make you feel that you’re going to fail. God will show you the ending, but you don’t see the road you have to maneuver through to get there. Then He says, “Trust the process.”

Process means a series of actions or steps taken in order to achieve a particular end. (Oxford Living Dictionaries)

For children of Israel to get where they needed to go, there was a process that they had to go through. For them to get to the Promise Land should had taken two weeks to travel there, but because of their attitude, it took them forty long years.

We have to trust God even though it may be uncomfortable or it might even be painful. What is trusting God? Having the assurance of knowing that God is in control and he knows what is best for us.

“For I know the plans I have for you, ” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”  Jeremiah 29:11 (NLT)

 

Trust Him

“The Lord is good, a strong hold in a day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.” Nahum 1:7

Who or what do you put your trust in?  Is it in your relationships, your job, or maybe it’s your money.  If your trust is not in God, for all these things are temporal. The Lord is good. We serve a merciful , gentle, and faithful God.  He is our refuge, a present help in a time of trouble.  He know those who trust him.  God knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations (2 Peter 2:9). He is a refuge for the oppressed in a time of trouble (Psalms 9:9) Just trust him, believe him and hope in him.

Waiting on God

Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved.  Psalms 62:1-2

Just like a child that go through growth spurts, the godly will go through them also.  Growth spurts are not always a comfortable feeling and may cause us extreme pain.  When adversity come in our lives, it helps us to grow in our confidence in the Lord.  The solution that will help ease the pain is by patiently waiting on our God for our deliverance.  Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. (Psalms 30:5)

Hold your peace

The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace. Exodus 14:14

Moses and the Israelites were at the Red Sea and Pharoah’s army were behind them.  They had nowhere to go.  God had order their steps to go this route because they were not mentally prepared to fight other nations to get to the Promised Land.  Even now they were very afraid and started complaining to Moses that it was better for them to be slaves of the Egyptians then to die in the wilderness.  One thing they did do right is they begin to cry out to God.  God allows “Red Sea” trials in our lives to teach us how to depend on Him.  Too many times we want to depend on our own might and our own knowledge to fix adverse situations in our lives, but we usually make a mess of it.  God wants to teach us how to obey Him and how to follow His lead.  This is the time not to become fearful in adversity, but be still and see His deliverance.  How do we  be still, by keeping our focus on Him and holding our peace. He will fight for us.  The battle is not ours, but the Lord’s.