A friend left me this verse in a message a couple of weeks ago.
The perfect words at the perfect time.
“The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.”
I needed to be reminded to … just stay calm.
That’s so hard for me.
I’m a doer. A fixer.
As if my prayers were just for the ritual of it, I pray, I plead, but then I plot.
I plot how I will answer my prayer or at least how I will help God do it because He’s not answering fast enough or in a way I recognize.
Perhaps the Israelites were doing the same thing when the Egyptian army was breathing down their backs as they approached the Red Sea.
But Moses said, “Don’t be afraid. Just stand still and watch the Lord rescue you today.” Exodus 14:13
When I’m in a circumstance that’s scary or painful I don’t want to stand still, that means I would have to trust. I want to do something to fix it. And now!
Alas, God does not work on our time-table. He works for his glory that others may see and believe.
My purposes are often shallow, while God’s are deep, vast and incomprehensible.
So, I’m called to remember to pray, yes, even plead maybe, but then release it. He will fight for me.
Be calm, “it” is done.
Looking forward, pressing on and seeking God in every bump and twist in the road.