This isn’t the first time I have looked back on a trial and had regret in how I handled it.
Regret that I did not trust the Lord, but instead let my fear and anxiety take over.
I feel so disappointed when I realize that again I
have doubted His ability to be my Almighty God.
Before I go any further, I will briefly tell you that my battle this time is over a brand new dryer.
It has become a disaster and we may be stuck with a $600 dryer that doesn’t work.
I have been trying to solve the problem for over a year.
While I was on hold dealing with the situation, (as they denied the refund again) I tried to calm myself.
I jotted down some scriptures to meditate on and to claim while I was on hold…….He will fight for me…….The King’s heart is in the hand of the Lord……Fear thou not, be not dismayed, for I am thy God.
I wish I could say this clinched the anxiety I had about the situation, but once the gal got back on the phone, I was back to not being able to breathe! What if this doesn’t resolve? How am I going to handle the injustice?
As this saga continues, how can I prepare myself
spiritually to maintain peace and good manners!!!!???
I know God is merciful in these situations when we take our eyes off of His peace.
While physically shaking with emotion on the phone over this $600 dryer, God gently reminded me that even if He answers my prayers today during this phone call, there will be other battles.
God began whispering, “You must learn to trust Me and have peace.”
I wondered if I could write a note to myself while the regret of not trusting Him was so fresh, so that in the next trial maybe I could maintain the peace that God says is available to me, regardless of my circumstance.
I decided to give it a shot.
To be read at my next crisis……
Think of how much you learned from the Israelites when Moses brought them out of Egypt.
They continually chose to forget God’s faithfulness and provision.
Every time they needed something, they immediately complained.
They chose to forget how capable their God was to do astounding miracles time and time again.
Because of their unbelief, God in His mercy kept proving Himself to them again and again.
Remember, you told the Lord He doesn’t
have to prove Himself to you anymore.
Remember His faithfulness.
Remember the prayers and needs He has met for you in the past.
He can be trusted to always come through and be in control.
Don’t be like the Israelites.
Remember His faithfulness.
Remember the power of the God you serve.
There is no detail He doesn’t know.
There is nothing too hard for Him.
The One who created all things
by His word can conquer your small battle.
He holds your very breath in His hand, holds all the stars in place.
This is why He says be not dismayed, because it is this Mighty God who is your God.
Is there any circumstance that will not work out for your good?
No matter what the outcome, whether it be
tragedy, sickness, loss…it really will be alright.
Your God will always be with you.
He will always provide.
His grace will be sufficient.
He will pour His wisdom out to you when you ask.
He will guide your feet and your direction as you acknowledge your need for Him.
A spiritual victory today would be trusting
God’s ability to maintain control of this crisis.
Are you behaving in a way that you will regret?
What are you putting your security in right now?
Are you remembering His Almighty power and the miracles He is capable of?
Are you acting as if God had to prove Himself to you again?
Remember why you had to write this note in the first place.
Give God the glory He deserves
by trusting Him with this crisis.
Remember, He has already won you over.
Remember, He is worthy of all confidence.
Remember the peace He promises when you let Him be God.
Be not afraid of sudden fear.
Ah Lord God! Behold, thou hast made the heaven
and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm,
and there is nothing too hard for thee:
Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh:
is there anything too hard for me?