I awoke this morning with much apprehension and anxiety. I know this is wrong of me, for Jesus said in Matthew 6:26-34New King James Version (NKJV)
26 Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?
28 “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; 29 and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
But today, we have a very important meeting…hence, the anxious feeling of wanting it all to be over. All of you that know me well, have learned that I am not a patient person; So, I would ask that all of you pray for God’s Will to be done in this matter, and that I would allow God to take over.
As I thought about my recent prayers regarding this situation, Jesus gently reminded me of the twenty-third Psalm. I just need to put all things in His hands, and allow Him to LEAD me…REST in Him…because He IS with me! He will make my enemies be at PEACE with me…He will even give me FAVOR with them.
I read this in a commentary I found on Google, and I quote: “God is in the business of refining and guiding us to a greater and better future but our journey takes us through dangerous and perilous terrains. However, those who place their trust in Him can rest assured that His eyes can see through the dark valleys and his powerful hand will carry us through our pilgrimage journey so that we emerge more obedient and approved of God….” Concerning the rod and staff mentioned in the Psalm, he says: “They both symbolize the authority and the presence of God and His reign over us…. The two are indispensable to our victory over sin and evil and the source of our spiritual guide to the green pastures for our souls. –Ezekiel Kimsop
So…if you are facing a problem today that looks insurmountable, I leave you with the following passage. Read it. Believe it. Trust it!
Psalm 23King James Version (KJV)
23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.