Last week I was praying and fasting for some circumstances and situations that had come up recently. For those of you that sent emails and messages of concern, Jose and I are wonderful and the kids are counting down the days till summer. But how many of us just kind of go through “stuff”? I was there. During my time of prayer and fasting, God began to show me what I needed to fix in me. What I was stumbling over. What I was putting as idols before Him; that I needed to do some “spiritual” cleaning to get to where He had me to go. Each day was something new to write down in my journal or to see God as He sees me (and you).
Wednesday, God showed me Psalm 95:1-7 in such a different light. That “He is our God and we are the people of His pasture, the flock under His care”. I would rather be there than anywhere else. But then Thursday came and at 5:30 in the morning, I opened up my Bible and read a scripture I had highlighted over the years and my eyes went straight to it…1 Peter 5:7:
“Cast all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you.” (NIV)
I began to weep. God was showing me that no matter what the situation looks like or how bad the circumstance looks on paper, cast it on me. “I’ll take care of it because I care for you”. How many know when you just need God to show up that sometimes our comfort in Him is found in His Word? As I put this scripture on Facebook for a @stickyJesus moment, a friend of mine responded about that scripture being in the Sparkling Gems devotional for that day. I read it and cried. Then I turned on my Pandora and the first song I heard was Don Moen’s He Never Sleeps and guess what verse was in there? Yes, 1 Peter 5:7. You know that’s when God is trying to tell you something!
I share all this with you because maybe you’re going through your own situation or circumstance. I want to let you know there is hope in Him. Matthew 17:20 says:
“He replied, "Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you." (NIV)
God knows your struggles. He knows your hurts. He even knows the plans and purposes for your life.
“For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
God’s not going to let us fail. He loves us to much, read 1 Peter 5:7 again.
I challenge you this week to not ask one thing from God. Don’t tell Him about your problems or situations, He already knows them. Don’t ask Him questions of why or how. I challenge you to just Worship Him.
Don’t ask, don’t seek, just Worship.