-Roy Lessin, Fret Busters, God's Peace for Your Problems Today
Take His hand, even though it means letting go of what you're holding on to.
Please His heart, even though it may not please others.
Wait for His time, even though your desire is to get it done now.
Obey His Word, even though you hear something different that is popular.
Follow His path, even though you see a valley ahead.
Trust His wisdom, even though you want to do it differently.
Give Him praise, even though you're going through something unpleasant.
Be at rest, even though you have every human reason to worry or fear.
Uphold me according to Your word, that I may live; and do not let me be ashamed of my hope. Hold me up, and I shall be safe, and I shall observe Your statutes continually.
Throughout the Scriptures God proclaims and demonstrates who He is and what He can do. God is all in all! He has no lack, no faults, no weaknesses, no limitations, and no failures. The plan of our salvation is His plan. The work of our salvation is His work. The gift of our salvation is His gift. Every grace comes from Him. All that we have we have freely received from His generous hand.
How should we respond to His greatness and abounding generosity? Our responses are to be with Him, learn about Him, love Him, and trust Him with all our hearts.
If we obey God without fully trusting Him and knowing His heart, we will struggle in our obedience. A nineteenth-century writer got it right when she wrote, "Perfect obedience would be perfect happiness, if only we had full confidence in the authority we were obeying." We can fully put our trust in what God has said and promised, who He is, what He has done, what He is doing, and what He will do. He will not fail us because there is no failure in Him.
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