Problems - Wait On God, Trust In His Word!
So, when do you let go of the mantras and clichés that you and I so dearly cling to? I would say, comply with 2 Timothy 2:15, which reads:Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.
No matter what the problem, Yes...
God Is! Wait one minute...
I could end this post there with those preceding words...
"God Is!" and use them as a preamble to anything in my life.
God is a (OUR) refuge and strength, a very present in trouble! (Psalm 46) I like that better.
Why? Because it's written in His Word and I can depend on that! Also, His Word states...
"in the time of trouble, He will hide me! (Psalms 27:5) Is God bigger than any problem I might have? Of course God is bigger than any problem, but how many times do we forget that when we are in the middle of trouble.
I can only think about how many people who need to hear simple and encouraging words coming from someone first hand, going through the problems life will bring.
Here is a cliché for you...
"Going Through is better than Being Stuck!" These words sound cool, although we can extract some sense of wisdom from it, God did not say it.
I'd rather cling to and allow Gods Word to bring me out of a situation, than any map or instruction written by man.
Now, that sentence sounded good also, but Psalm 40:4 is better, it reads: Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust, who does not turn to the proud, to those who go astray after a lie! If God has delivered you, protected you and kept you, you have what is called in the Christian circle "A Testimony" You are a witness to what God can do, will do and is presently doing in your life.
In many cases a bumper sticker, window sign with cleverly crafted words will not convey the feelings of thanks and gratitude that can be expressed from the mouth of anyone who is thankful unto God.
When will your deliverance come? I can not answer this, because I do not know.
I can only encourage you to wait on the Lord.
Let go of those clichés that we are o proud to belt out in a display of spirituality.
(I'm too blessed to be stressed, I'm blessed of the Lord, I'm sending up lumber for my mansion, I love you with the Love of The Lord, Your Attitude Determines Your Altitude, If you Take One Step, God Will Take Two...
and many more!) I'd rather have what's written in Gods Word.
Trust in The Lord, with all of your heart, lean not unto your own understanding, in all of you ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.
Wait on the Lord, be of Good courage, and He will strengthen your heart!