I have been going through some trials, tests, and tribulations as of late but the most High reminded me that He is always in control. I have more bills than money right now (among other things), and I am not exactly sure how I am going to make ends meet, but I know that He is faithful and he has never let me down. I was 2 seconds from getting a payday loan, but my Heavenly Father is always telling me to Be Still. He says,”Trust in Me, Depend on Me, Believe in Me.”
Sometimes when you are a naturally type A personality you have to constantly try to fix every problem you have instead of patiently waiting on the Lord. What a big mistake; it is called leaning unto your own understanding. I have often prayed about a thing or two, and instead of giving my Heavenly Father a chance to move I jump right in with my carnal solutions creating a bigger problem for myself than I had in the first place. I have another example, being in an argument with a significant other and going so far to prove a point that no good comes of it, or filing a complaint about poor customer service in such a hasty fashion that you report the wrong location. These are just a few examples of leaning unto my own understanding that went totally wrong.
I also have a few examples of the total opposite. I was falsely accused of wrongdoing at work, and instead of defending myself, I went into a private office and prayed. After receiving wise counsel, I called HR and calmly provided my side of the story and then, I waited. I waited about a month (without pay) for the investigation to take place and I was exonerated. I didn’t worry about my bills or what I was going to do; I just let it go and let the most High handle it. He sent a sister in Christ and her husband to me at the right time during that suspension, and they covered all of my bills. All Praises to the Father! Now under normal circumstances, I would have been frantic and tried everything humanly possible to fix it. But at that moment I had a peace that surpassed all understanding. That was the first time I can recall letting go. Another example is when my significant other was berating me for no reason of my own. I had a terrible habit of feeling the need to defend myself. But at that particular time, I took a few deep breaths and prayed, “Father, please help me to let it go, take this feeling away from me.” I was able to sleep that night without malice or anger in my heart. I didn’t even receive an apology but I was at peace, and I was okay because I immediately gave the Father my problem. He is so faithful, loving, merciful, and kind I couldn’t ask for a greater God. So whenever I get into situations like the one I am in today, I have to be reminded of His Faithfulness. I will Trust Him instead of trusting in myself because He has everything under control.
Be encouraged Family. May the most High bless and keep you in His Holy hands. To God be the glory! I will come back with a Part 2 to tell you how it works out this time most High willing.
5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6
12 O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee. Psalm 84:12
26 He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered. Proverbs 28:26
6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Philippians 4:6
37 For with God nothing shall be impossible. Luke 1:37
13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost. Romans 15:13