Cast your anxieties upon the Lord; for He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7
I heard my sweet friend Leah say the very words God had spoken to her.
“Hush and trust.”
At that very moment; those words pierced my soul. God was speaking and stirring in my soul. I asked Leah; “What did you just say?” In my spirit I said: “I hear you Lord.”
We can be consumed with our worries; when God wants us to hush and trust. I pour out my complaints to the Lord all day long. He’s the only One; who can do anything about every single problem. I was reminded of the line from a recent Christian song:
“God is bigger than any mountain that I can or cannot see.”
Another old hymn came rushing through my brain:
“Trust and obey. For there’s no other way; to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.”
The next thought that followed; was today’s Bible verse that proclaims:
“Cast your anxieties upon the Lord, for He cares for you.”
Answers to prayer can be slow or swift. A particular prayer request; is one I have been placing before the Lord for nine months. That seems to be a reoccurring number of months I’m called to pray about certain things.
Nine months just happens to be the time it takes to fully form and birth a baby.
As I pondered this thought; I wondered what God is trying to tell me?
I cried out to Jesus; “Lord, are You wanting me to pour out my petitions before You and then “hush and trust?” God wants us to work out our own salvation, not work for, work out. “It is by grace we are saved through faith. It is a gift of God, not of works lest any man should boast.”
While working out our own salvation; God uses what He allows into our lives, to teach us and train us in righteousness.
I want to be trained in righteousness. I honestly do. Training takes work. Hard work. Ask anyone who is training to run in a marathon. Ask the person who is learning a new job. Ask the one who is training for a Cross-Fit competition. It can be no less work for God to train us in righteousness. The amount of time it takes Him; depends upon many things; our weaknesses; our strong self will or the times we doubt His ability to accomplish what concerns us.
Nine months seems like a long time frame; but oh when the baby comes. What a blessing. It’s the same way with an answer to prayer. All the tears, all the wailing and complaining will come to fruition. God will take what Satan meant for evil and turn it out for our good and His glory.
Have I been trained? Am I learning to hush and trust? Will I be less anxious during the next trial? You know there will always be the next trial. It’s for the testing of our faith. I long for each of us to come forth as pure gold.
I pray we will cast our anxieties upon the Lord and acknowledge that He will sustain us. Hush and trust.
Prayer in Motion:
Lord, I want to hush and trust You both now and always. This very day, I cast my anxieties upon You and acknowledge that You will sustain me and accomplish what concerns me. Thank You Lord for the knowledge that You willingly bear our burdens. I trust You to accomplish what concerns me. In Jesus Name. Amen