In the today’s world, there are so many things that demand our attention. Recently, the devastating tornadoes in the Midwest have shocked and affected many people. Daily, we try and cope with issues related to work, school, relationships, money—often it feels that we can’t handle it all—but there is One who can.
The only One that can really handle our “stuff” is Jesus; He knows us better than we know ourselves. He waits for us to stop our striving, scheming, and complaining and seek Him. Psalm 27: 8 says, “My heart says of you, “Seek His face! Your face Lord, I will seek.” This doesn’t mean we sit around and “look holy” all day! It does mean we ask God to come into our heart, to lead us, guide us, show us when to move and when to be still. His Word tells us that “The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you or forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” (Deuteronomy 31: 8) God is present there, right with you, waiting for you to seek Him, to ask of Him—He is able to help you through your trials and tribulations. He is with you even when you can’t tell.
The Lord God is awesome and able, but He is also a gentlemen. He will not do for you what you can do for yourself. He will not ’come in’, so to speak, if you don’t ask. He will give you wisdom, but you must ask (James 1:5, Proverbs 2). He can be your protector, but you must say it (Psalm 91:2).
God is sovereign, but He gives us a free will. A large part of our choices are made by what we say, are we blessing or cursing, speaking life, or death, asking or closing the door on the One who is able to save, deliver and bless us? (Mark 11:24, Hebrews 11:6, Matthew 7:7)
Proverbs 18:21 states that “The tongue has the power of life and death…” You can declare that the Lord is your refuge and He will be. You can also declare that you are always broke and you will be! You must say the things the He says about you. God says you are “…beautifully and wonderfully made.” (Psalm 139:14) God says that He “…came so that you would have life and have it more abundantly… ” (John 10:10) What are you saying about you, your family and your circumstances?
The Word of God says, “…over everything the glory (of God) will be a canopy. It (Spirit of God) will be a shelter and shade from the heat of the day, and a refuge and a hiding place from the storm and the rain.” (Isaiah 4:5-6)
The Lord Jesus is more than able and He is more than enough. “And God is able to make all grace (every favor and earthly blessing) come to you in abundance, so that you may always and under all circumstances and whatever the need be self-sufficient [possessing enough to require no aid or support and furnished in abundance for every good work and charitable donation].” (2 Cor 9:8 AMP)