Sometimes the Heavenly Father likes to put you in crazy spots. Whether you like it or not, He does. Sometimes it’s so complicated and chaotic that you have no idea what you’re doing anymore.
I myself have felt pressured in some ways. A lot of times I overthink what I’m doing, which is like almost ALL the time. And at the end of the day while I lay in bed thinking, I start asking the Father things like “what exactly are You up to?” or “this is seriously too much. I can’t take all of this, my life is crazy as it is” and blah blah blah. I can just imagine Him up there with His arms crossed grinning, or else raising His brow at me.
You’ve probably had times in life where you thought the same thing. I sometimes wonder if He’s really listening up there. But of course He’s listening, it just doesn’t really seem like He is. I guess these are the times where He likes to add a little scenery to our journey. Most of the time the scenery is quite bumpy. But of course He knows what He’s doing, right? Yeah…exactly.
So now on this slow, scenic, bumpy, road, we start to question what we’re doing and why we’re there doing it. Why did He put me on this road in the first place? He could have asked instead of throwing me in the middle of nowhere. Oh yeah, sure, as if we would agree to it anyway. The reason for putting us in the place that He puts us in is so that we might figure things out. Trials come and go, but we’re suppose to learn things from them. They are there to make us stronger in faith. That’s what the bumpy road is for—and the scenery? Lets just say they are the blessings in disguise. :)
Four things that anyone should end up learning along the way are to Be Still, Be Patient, Wait and to Trust Yah. These are pretty much the ones that I’m learning right now. They sure are not the easiest things to learn at all. I mean, when I was little, if my parents told me we were going somewhere, I would keep asking and asking and asking when we would leave. Yeah, waiting and being patient are not things I’m that great at. Also, being still and trusting Yah are not easy either. Nevertheless, I have to learn how to do those things.
The road gets hard before it gets easy.
In the midst of the confusion, chaos and questions, how does one do any of those four things? Oh, good question. Two things. Pray and Read the Word. In this, we find that we will draw closer to our Heavenly Father. He wants us to talk to Him. So when He puts us in these situations, He means for you to turn to Him, especially when you haven’t been turning to Him.
Not only does He want us to talk to Him, He wants us to read the letter He had written to us. These are the only things that can totally keep us sane in troubled times.
Now, instead of asking Him Why, and What are You doing? Ask Him what He wants You to do. I don’t think He likes it much when we ask what He’s doing, because that’s like saying you know better than Him (although I am guilty of this, but aren’t we all?). He knows EXACTLY what He’s doing, no use questioning it. That’s why He wants us to Trust Him.
And if I haven’t said it already… Be Still. Be Patient. Wait. And Trust Yah. You will make it through any storm if you do these four things. And your questions will be answered. They might not be answered right away, but they will. In His Time.
Psalm 4:4—Tremble, and do not sin. Speak within your heart on your bed, and be still. Selah.
Psalm 46:10—Be still, and know that I am Elohim; I am exalted among nations, I am exalted in the earth!
Be Patient and Wait
1Thessalonians 5:14—And we appeal to you, brothers, warn those who are disorderly, encourage the faint-hearted, uphold the weak, be patient with all.
Psalm 27:14—Wait on Yahweh, be strong, And let Him strengthen your heart! Wait, I say, on Yahweh!
Psalm 31:24—Be strong, and let Him strengthen your heart, All you who are waiting for Yahweh.
Lamentation 3:25 —Yahweh is good to those waiting for Him, To the being who seeks Him.
Psalm 9:10—And those who know Your Name trust in You, For You have not forsaken those who seek You, O Yahweh.
Psalms 37:4-5—And delight yourself in Yahweh, And let Him give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to Yahweh, And trust in Him…
Psalm 56:3—In the day I am afraid, I trust in You.
Psalm 62:8—Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him; Elohim is a refuge for us. Selah.