He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.”
2 Corinthians 4:16
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.
I hope I am not the only one that sees a bible verse and says, “Yep! That is my theme song today!”
Certain seasons of my life have brought different verses over the years. The past couple of months the beginning of Psalms 46:10 has played loudly in my head. Be still, and know that I am God. Every time I have thought about a relationship that is in desperate need of mending I have hear God almost yell this at me. Every time, I have uttered a “But God I think I should…” it has shown up somewhere on social media or a friend sends me a picture with the words on it.
Yesterday, I was struggling once again. I felt my hope beginning to waiver and become strained. It was as if I physically felt a spiritual tug of war going on between God and Satan over me. Something would pop into my head reminding me of how bad things were in my life. The next split second I would here 2 Corinthians 4:16 “Do not lose heart!”
Eventually, I began smashing these two verses together. Do not lose heart. Be still, and know that I am God!
I had a new anthem!
Right now, I am in a waiting period of life. I see the storm around me and there is nothing I can do. No, there is nothing I am suppose to do. Believe me I pray every day asking God for where I am suppose to go and what am I suppose to do. Some days I feel as if I am saying this prayer every minute. It is hard to let go, sit back and wait. It is hard to give up control.
I love the way the Ancient One puts it in Dr Strange.
The Ancient One: You cannot beat a river into submission. You have to surrender to its current and use its power as your own.
Dr. Strange: I control it by surrendering control? This doesn’t make any sense.
The Ancient One: Not everything does. Not everything has to. Your intellect has taken you far in life, but it will take you no further. Surrender, Stephen. Silence your ego, and your power will rise. Come with me.
I can hear this conversation happening between God and I. I hear him telling me, “Do not lose heart. “Be still, and know that I am God!”
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