Saturday, October 23, 2010


Verse for Today: Saturday, October 23, 2010

Psalms 37:7a - Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him.

Silence and stillness are golden when we realize that our capabilities are far less than what is required to handle our situations. When our might is like a feather as compared to our opponents, it is better not to make effort to trample the enemy. When all what we say will be only rhetoric, it is better to hold our peace and be quiet. When we are in the presence of the Almighty who is able to do far exceeding our capabilities and expectations, it is better to be silent and still before Him and leave all initiatives to Him to manage. Yes, silence is golden when it is the best policy at the right situation. When we present our cases to the Lord and hand it completely over to Him to handle, it is better not to do anything more than what He asks us to do and remain quiet. It is better to be still and not act, unless He commands us to act. It is better not to speak until He asks us to speak. It is better to hold our peace and be patient until the Lord shows us what He is doing and how we should respond. At times, we feel exhausted with all that we could do to solve our problems and difficulties. As we hand things over to the Lord, it is better that we do not do any thing more about it, but trust Him to do what is most appropriate at His time. This requires spiritual maturity and patience to wait. We also need to ask Him to give us the patience and maturity to wait for His time. If we hand our present situation and our future over to Him, He would not expect us to take it back from Him and handle it once again our way and mess it up. In moments like this, our strength is the silence and stillness that we can hold in the presence of the Lord and trust Him to solve our problems His own way. This is because we know for sure that He cannot and will not make mistakes in any thing including our matters. Such confidence in Him is the essence our faith in Him.

Dear friend, are you at your wit's end with regard to the current problems and situations that you are facing? You know how you struggled hard to handle it in your own way and how all your attempts have been futile. But, if you have not yet handed the situation over to the Lord to handle it in His divine way, it is time for you to do it. Once you hand your situation over to the Lord who knows all about you and your needs, He will handle your situation in the best way for your blessing and His glory. But if you have already handed it over to Him, ask for more patience to wait till He acts on your behalf. He is concerned about you because He is your Father and will do it with utmost fatherly compassion and bring it to pass. You don't need to do any thing until He does His work. This was the advise Naomi gave Ruth with regard to the expected response from Boaz, that he will not rest until the matter is settled. Our Father in Heaven will not rest until your matter is settled. When He settles it in His own way, He will declare that "it is finished" and you will be totally astonished about His marvelous ways in handling your affairs. It will definitely be far better than what you can do with all your worldly intelligence and expertise. So it is better for us to leave our problems and difficulties over to the Lord and leave it at His feet for Him to act. Wait patiently for His time, for which He will give you His patience through His Spirit. When the Spirit fills you with Himself, you will receive patience just a tree fruits at the right time. The tree cannot fruit as soon as it is planted, and will take time to bring out the best fruit. So is the case with the Lord and His presence. You and I need to wait for Him to act and need to ask Him to fill us with His Spirit of patience. Remember, silence and stillness are gold in the presence of the Lord and it will be followed with golden results for the glory of the Lord.

Psalms 37:34 - Wait for the Lord and keep His way. He will exalt you to inherit the land.

Thought for Today
Patience is a fruit that will grow only in a matured life.

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