Monday, July 10, 2017

Standing On God's Word



I feel anxious.


The kind of anxiety that makes your heart pound 83 million beats per second. It’s identical to a steady and fast drum beat. My mind started to come up with 530 solutions and 850 scenarios.  


Okay, maybe I am being a bit dramatic.


God said be anxious for nothing...so stop beating so fast heart. Be still.


My heart didn’t listen. I still feel anxious. My mind won’t focus.  





As I read through Proverbs 3,  I was prompted to reread one of the first scriptures I memorized.


Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do and He will show you which path to take {Proverbs 3:5-6}.


Yep. Said it. But why do I still feel doubt? Why is my heart still pounding in my chest? Just repeat the scripture, Amber.  Trust in the Lord…


Keep repeating.


Ever have one of these moments?  I memorized the scripture, but my feelings didn’t quite get the memo that God has authority over this situation. And when I repeat the scripture, my feelings are supposed to fall in line and change.

The Holy Spirit prompted me, take a deeper look. What is God asking you to do?


Trust Him. Point blank and the period. Do not lean on my own understanding.


Because I don’t understand much.


Seek His will in all I do {Proverbs 3:6}. Wait, what does it even mean to seek God’s will? How does that happen? I hear in my head the amazing advice from leaders at church, read your Bible and stand on a scripture. Okay, I am reading--- but clearly my heart isn’t listening. Do I need to write the scripture on a notecard and actually stand on it? Just kidding.


God, help me.


Dig deeper…

In all your ways know and acknowledge and recognize Him {Amplified Bible}

Listen for God's voice in everything you do {The Message}


In all your ways submit to Him {New International Version}


In all your ways acknowledge Him {New King James Version}


The thoughts in my head are moving fast:


Seeking His will means to know, acknowledge Him, recognize that He is God, listen to His voice, and submit my plans to His.


When I Trust Him, acknowledge that He is God, and lean not on my understanding...Then He will show me which path to take. He will do what only God can do.


Trust in God- the Creator of this universe, He will show me the way.


Ah-ha!


Although I always quote the scripture, I never took the time to actually DO what He is asking of me. I had a moment.


Wait...my heart isn’t beating against my chest anymore. No more feelings of anxiety.


Seek Him and you will find Him. He didn’t give me an answer, but He gave me peace in the storm. I gave my burden to Him. And He took it.


God, I trust you. I may not understand but I know You are God: the Creator, the Provider, the Healer, the Miracle-Worker and I know you will show me the way when it’s time. I give my amazing not so great plans to you.  


Power and authority are found in His words. This is a truth that I know. But it is truly in the understanding and “doing” of His word where we EXPERIENCE that power and authority.  


God says trust Him...and I will.


How do you “stand” on scripture when life introduces little surprises?

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