From Gods Perspective Whether You Are Frantic or At Peace the Outcome is the Same
by Marijo Phelps 11/15/2010 / Devotionals
Imagine watching your child facing something stressful in his or her life. They have a choice to face it calmly or with wringing of their hands. You, their parent, are in charge of the details and making sure that everything comes out "OK". What would you rather see? Your child without angst and trusting you to pull this off for them or your kid all tied in knots fretting, stressing and looking like a pretzel tied in knots.
I was thinking the above after my Lord Jesus whispered to the "ears" of my heart:
My little daughter, the confusion you see is of the enemy but I am working through it for your good.
Whether you're frantic or at peace in me the outcome is the same.
So you can turn it loose to me. I have a plan for you birthed out of love.
Still yourself in Jesus and behold as it unfolds. Trust me.
Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD. (NKJV)
The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. (NKJV)
Proverbs 3: 5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. (NKJV)
You mean I really don't have to get upset, stressed, jumping up and down like a little kid, I simply need to trust You? What a most freeing and incredible revelation!
PRAYER: Dear Jesus, please help me to be at peace in You. Looks like You are telling me that frantic wastes so much time and energy all for no good reason. I do hear You now, help me to remember when I am in the thick of it next time. AMEN
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Saved by His grace in 1974, from 9 years of professing atheism into His loving arms. RN for 23 years, missionary with YWAM then statistical analyst for Every Home for Christ over 9 years. Living with my husband in the middle of a mountain meadow. GRIN! Wanting to spread the good news