GOD’S WORD FOR MARCH 13
GOD’S WORD FOR MARCH 13 ~ ~ Proverbs 16:9~ ~ “A man’s heart plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps.”
If even one tiny thing in this universe is out of God’s control, then we can’t trust Him for anything.
He is either in control of all, or He is in control of nothing. He is either Sovereign, or He is fallible. We must choose to trust Him fully or not trust Him at all. Not trusting Him means that we choose to strive to be perfect on our own, which is impossible, and we will end up in hell. To trust Him fully means that we rely upon His sacrifice to pay the price for our sins and failures, and also trust Him for the events and trials in this life, and we can live with Him eternally. But to be somewhere in between drops us down to not trusting Him at all, because then we are “lukewarm” and Jesus said then He will spew us out of His mouth!!!
We can confess that we can’t do that, but we want to, and that’s OK. None of us can believe on our own. Faith also comes from Him, like everything else good. Just ask Him to give you the faith, then give Him time with you to do that work in you. Spend time talking to Him, and spend time in His Word. Talk to Him while you’re working, resting, sleeping, eating. …when you’re worried, happy, troubled, peaceful.
Once we really know that He is in control of all, and He will always do what’s good for us, we don’t have to worry about what happens. He will guard us, guide us, —-but He also will test us—-WHILE He is right there, with His arms around us. That’s why He promises us Perfect Peace, because HE WILL DELIVER!