In preparing to pray this morning, I wanted God to give me something for you. It seems like the situation just gets worse and worse, spiraling out of control. And like you said, you don’t know what else to do, I’m there. I know breakthrough is often right around the corner when the storm is the worst and Christians give up right before their blessing. I know God’s saying Stand, and when you’ve done all, Stand. Ok, we’ve done all. You especially have done all. So, we’re standing. What do I pray, Lord? Show me in your word what I need to focus on today.
It popped in my head to just open the Bible and let it fall where it may. I know…baby stuff, but I’m desperate here, and it’s worth a try. What if it came to mind because God was telling me to do it?
1st attempt– Yeah, I did it several times because it really seemed like accidents because I have so many bookmarks in my Bible that influence where it opens. LOL 2 Chronicles 20:20b-22 Have faith in the Lord your God and you will be upheld; have faith in his prophets and you will be successful. After consulting the people, Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to the Lord and to praise him for the splendor of his holiness as they went out at the head of the army, saying: “Give thanks to the Lord, for his love endures forever.” As they began to sing and praise, the Lord set ambushes against the men who were invading Judah, and they were defeated.
I read first- go out with worship before the army then I backed up to read the whole verse. So I wondered, is God saying- Now is the time to worship me for what I’m doing. Then I thought, I’ll try again because I had a bookmark there, I didn’t even mean for the Bible to open yet.
2nd attempt– Psalm 28:6-8 Praise be to the Lord, for he has heard my cry for mercy. The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him. The Lord is the strength of his people, a fortress of salvation for his anointed one.
Once again, I get worship. So, I think maybe God really is saying it’s time to worship Him for what He’s doing, a completed work. No more worry, no more striving.
Next– I get my computer so I can type up these verses and my bible search opens on this:
Isaiah 42:16- I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them.
Now, I’m praising. I’m switching from begging LOL to declaring that God’s completed work is accomplished. Those are the things God will do. He will not forsake you. God will bring light and make the rough places smooth. I am over the problem and into my God.