.....that I am God!!
Psalm 46:10 a (KJV)
Seems like I'm always full of questions.
On my last job....when I first started it....my boss commented on how she was glad that I wasn't afraid to ask a question if I wasn't sure how she wanted something done. How else will we learn if we don't ask?!?!
I'm a member of an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G Sunday school class. It's an all ladies class, but we are a very diverse group when it comes to ages. There are even a mother-daughter duo in our class. I love that because it gives us a different perspective on things, depending on experience....and some of the ladies who are a bit older than me....are such sweet, precious mentors to me!!!
But....back to asking questions....seems like as we listen to either of our teachers, something will come to mind that I want the other ladies' opinion about. As I mentioned on Monday in my "mish-mash", I had a situation last week that I struggled with. I took it to the Lord in a "down on my knees" prayer. Often when I do that....I'm still struggling with it and trying to handle on my own before I even get back up!!!
Why is that?
If we have the confidence in our Lord to take a struggle to Him....then, why do we still try to handle it ourselves?
And....that was my question to the ladies in our class.....not about my particular trouble....but about how can we turn loose of whatever it is and allow God to handle it.
All thru the day.....as I would start to get concerned.....
(I refuse to use the word 'worry'!!)
....and anxiety would creep back in.....I would immediately say those words "get thee behind me satan".....and even say out loud....
"Lord, it's Your problem, now...not mine".
What peace that brought to me!!!
Knowing that God was in control....and I didn't have to try to "fix" anything.....because the problem was now HIS!!!
Here are a few suggestions that I have when it comes to 'concern'
*****Once I've prayed about a situation.....take the time to calm down.....even sit quietly and try to shut the world out....to allow some of the anxiety to pass....hence, the title of my post. I need to "be still and know" that God is God....He's got everything under control!!!
*****I'm learning that often the peace that we feel....is our answer. It doesn't have to be a definite "no", or "yes'....it's just the peace in knowing that it belongs to God....and He has my very best interest at heart!!!
*****READ MY BIBLE
Find scripture that will speak to me....and bring me comfort.
*****Allow God to speak to me thru others. Be alert to what others are saying and what I read and songs I listen to....that just might be God answering my prayer and I was too busy to hear!!!
*****When I have a naggy feeling inside about something....then often that is a reminder from God....
1 Corinthians 14:33 a (KJV)
For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace.....
So.....how do you all handle struggles?
When you take them to the Lord, do you try to be an "Indian giver" and yank them back out of the Lord's hands and handle them yourself?
I would love to hear y'all's feedback....and any suggestions you might have!!!
Wednesday Blessings to each of you, my precious readers!!
In His Most Precious Love....and with mine!!!