Patience and Trusting God

July 1, 2013 | Tags: ,

Patience is better than power,
and controlling one’s temper, than capturing a city.

-Proverbs 16:32

Trials can wear us down and can cause us to lose patience with those around us. How often do we find ourselves snapping at our children or spouse when we are worn out? When we do this, we may find relief for a moment, but feel badly after we’ve taken some time to calm down. With the Lord’s help, the better way when we are feeling stressed and worn out is to find the self-control through the Holy Spirit. When we walk the path of self-control of our temper, we feel better in the long run.

Ultimately, the issue goes back to trusting God. Do we believe He’s in control in that chaotic situation? The truth is always a resounding “Yes!” However, the devil works to deceive us, making us believe He can’t be trusted when things are going awry. Then, we act upon that lie and lash out at others because we are worried or afraid. In these moments, we must focus on what is true, not on how we are feeling. God’s Word promises, “[He] will meet all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus” (Phil. 4:19). If you invite God into that situation, He promises to walk you through it and provide for you.

Prayer is what will help us overcome these times in life. Don’t allow yourself to run away with your own troubled thoughts. Instead, turn to God and say, “God, please help me. I don’t know what to do, but I turn to You.” Thank Him that He has already seen the circumstance and His provision is waiting for you to take it. Look to Him and look for it, waiting patiently for His help. It will come. Turn everything over to God in prayer, let go, and wait for Him to act. It will be glorious to watch Him do what only He can do. And you will be so glad you let Him handle it instead of trying to do it all on your own.

By Courtney Silberman

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