Anybody feeling the pressure? It gets hot, but man, Lord, this is broiling!
I know how to handle this one, but that other one, whew! I need some relief. In any situation, the only constant is God’s Authority, God’s Overwhelming Victory He gave you!
See, God Reigns, Even then. Even now. Even though this feels like its tearing you apart. Even now, when it’s one thing, then here comes another. You’re tired. You wanna give up. This feels too hard.
Lord, I usually pray and get myself together, but this thing, it got me on my knees longer. I find myself crying more. Here comes another issue, man! I am not through this yet! Where you at, God?
Don’t try so hard to be fake around people and act like this ain’t hard because it is! Life can be harder sometimes as opposed to others. Who you saving face for, huh? Don’t be embarrassed to say that this hurts, you’re no less of a Christian! Christ Suffered. Think. I am very much a believer, God, but this, this right here, yeah, that’s the one, it hurts!
Then God says, “Wait!” It’s clear and loud. Then a peace comes over you. Then, you hold your hands high, fists open! You don’t care who knows and who’s looking at you.
You throw your hands up, loose the reins (you can’t fix it on your own) and RELINQUISH CONTROL to God, Who REIGNS!
Then, that extra breath comes over you, there’s that piece of peace you needed to get you through, while you are WAITING for your deliverance. You can lift your head again, the weight has been lifted. Now, the situation hasn’t changed yet, but The Lord says, “Wait!” Crying eases. You feel His warm embrace. It hasn’t changed yet, but it will cause God spoke, “Wait!”
Inhale. Exhale. Wait! God knows, He hears you. You need this, it hurts, but you need this because you got to be built up so you are stronger and wiser for this next level!
Psalm 27:14 (KJV) Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.
Romans 8: 35-37 (NLT) Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? (As the Scriptures say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.”) No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.
Isaiah 26:3 ESV You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you,
because he trusts in you.
Philippians 4:7 ESV And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.