Tuesday, December 6, 2011

"It's in your hands."

I was struggling the other day, full of "how's," "why's," and "what-about-me's," when in my agitation, I decided to pray. Now, I don't recall my exact words. Most likely, they were not so much full of faith as full of complaint. But I remember vividly God's response.

"Put this back in my hands, Suzanne."

You see, so many times I think our frustrations come, not from God's hesitation - He's not sitting in heaven looking at his watch, waiting for the right time to come - but from our inability to stop doing what it is His job to do.

Once again, I had picked back up God's responsibility.

Why is it we think we are to pray and then answer our own prayers? It makes no sense, yet we do it all the time.

"God, I need this or that," we pray, then we proceed to make it come to pass. There comes a point where we have to let go and trust God to keep His word. We find this all through the Word of God.

A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps. (Pr 16:9)

O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps. (Je 10:23)

The Lord God directs our steps, not I direct my own steps. In my own self, I am insufficient to the task. At some point, very plainly, I will fail. No, God brings me promotion. God provides the finances. God protects me with His peace. These are His jobs. The good news is, He will do them.

What does it say in John 14:14?

If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.

He WILL do it. There is no hesitation in that statement. God has spoken.

So once again I laid down what I had mistakenly picked up. There comes a point in faith where things are out of our hands and into His. Our job is to believe He is wise enough, strong enough, and powerful enough - to believe He is faithful to keep His word.

I have felt much lighter since then. I still in the natural don't know how or what God is entirely up to in my life, but I plan on believing He will continue to do it.

Suzanne Williams Photography
Florida, USA

Suzanne Williams is a native Floridian, wife, and mother, with a penchant for spelling anything, who happens to love photography.

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