STANDING BIG AND TALL WHEN OVERWHELMED
Put your trust in the LORD your God, and you will stand your ground. Believe what his prophets tell you, and you will succeed” (2 Chronicles 20:20 GNT).
I am apt to focus on my problems instead of God and trusting Him.
Doing so leads to exhaustion I have learned.
God did not design us to battle alone so when we do we will lose.
I/We do not have the power to face every problem with my/our own strength.
I/We need God!
We just cannot focus on the problem AND God at the same time.
We must shift focus to who God is and what He has promised.
Life is full of experiences that test, drain, and wipe us out.
When we are worn down, that is when we say to God...I am sorry! I cannot handle this! and I have tried everything! I need to give this to you like I should have in the first place because it is bigger than me.
So, when we are overwhelmed,.....STAND STRONG
Standing strong is an attitude of quiet confidence in the character of God.
God does not want us to back down from the difficult nor does He want us to sacrifice integrity.
God wants us to trust Him thru the challenges so we can learn from them.
When we run we miss out on learning from God. Odds are we will have to repeat that lesson.
“Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track. Don’t assume that you know it all” (Proverbs 3:5-7 The Message).
“Dreams based upon the world’s promises are often crushed and definitely temporal; those based on God’s promises are a sure thing and everlasting.”