You are human! I know when times get hard, the first thing we often tend to do is get worried. We all know we should pray and let God handle it, but we often try to take things into our own hands and take up unnecessary stress. We try to carry something only Jesus can fix. Not saying you doubt God, because it’s human nature to do things like that.
If you’re thrown into a pool and cannot swim, you will not keep calm. You will panic! Even if there’s a lifeguard, you will panic. If you don’t have enough money to pay for bills or take care of your family, you will sometimes be worried. These are natural human tendencies. Which is why Jesus calls us to have faith in Him. Without faith, it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6). Because you first have to believe He is there even if you cannot see Him, and you must believe He is able to handle your situations.
The children of Israel were delivered out of bondage by God, through Moses. They knew God was powerful, because they saw all of the plagues He done, but yet didn’t allow them to harm the Israelites. However, when they were out of Egypt they were still afraid for their life when they came to the Red Sea. Doesn’t that sound like us? God took us out of hard times, but the next time we have a problem we get worried as if God retired? God paid your bill last month, can’t He do it again?
And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever. The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace. (Exodus 14:13-14)
We all know the story of how God allowed them to pass through on dry ground buy destroyed the Egyptians in the sea. However, my point is this: God is able to handle your situations, just keep calm and stop stressing! If God could do something so unexplainable by splitting a sea open, why can’t He save your family, pay your bill, deliver you from problems? We all trust Him, but we must know that praying and worrying contradict one another. If you pray, don’t worry. But if you worry, don’t pray. You cannot say “God, You are able” and then say “God, I doubt you will do this for me”. Choose to trust Him.
One of the keys to God handling our problems, is that we must hold our peace. To be honest and not judgmental, some of us talk too much. We are the ones getting ourselves into problems by all of our words. We call people our “haters” and say “they can’t handle the gift God has given me”, but the truth is we can be so arrogant that people move away from us. Jesus wants us to speak when necessary, just keep it simple (Matthew 5:37). Too much talking leads to sin (Proverbs 10:19).
Here are a few situations you will find yourself in today, this week, or soon:
1. Someone will offend you and you will want to retaliate in a “non-Christian” way.
– Hold your peace and let God fight for you. Let God repay those who mistreat you (Romans 12:19).
2. May not have enough finances to handle a situation.
– God will supply every need, but not our greed (Philippians 4:19).
3. A rough period that seems unfair to be in.
– The righteous will be afflicted many times, but God will always deliver (Psalms 34:19).
4. Teacher/boss/parent will deal with you harshly.
– Nothing we do is for people, so continue working hard even when they’re cruel (Colossians 3:22-25).
5. You will be faced with the guilt of your past.
– Don’t argue with the person or beat up on yourself, just know that you’re forgiven when you confess it to God and ask for forgiveness (1 John 1:9).
You will not face anything that God cannot handle. Never stress over your obstacles, there is a purpose for the pain you have been experiencing. God will make you better, and He always exalts the humble person (1 Peter 5:6). Just keep calm, and let The Lord fight for you. God bless!
– Tovares Grey