Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Verses that inspire

So many times, we are blessed by other people, as they show us something that they have learned from the Scriptures.

I had an experience like that recently.

A Christian physician, after prayer, reminded me that I Peter 5:7 is indeed a wonderful verse:
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
But then he asked me, "do you recall what I Peter 5:6 says?"

I had to admit that I did not.

He refreshed my memory:
Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 
Think about it for a minute . . .

Before we "cast our cares" on Him, what should we do? Humble ourselves. My imagination began to work overtime -- is yours?

Can you imagine the mighty hand of God, reaching down into our tiny lives? Moving. Working. Chastening. Blessing.

And what is the end result . . . He will lift us up in "due time."

Oy vey. How many times do we tearfully say to God, "Please, fix this now!"

Perhaps we should be saying, "Yes, Lord, I know that in YOUR time, this will be fixed. In the meantime, I will look for the lesson you want me to learn."

I was convicted. And then inspired to do better.

Has a verse meant a great deal to you recently? Let us know in the comments, so that others can be blessed by what you've learned from His Spirit.


Ramblingon said...

How happy am I that I read this. I needed it badly. Thank you.

Austin Towers said...

Being someone who has almost made anxiety a life choice (and not proud of it) This verse (and study) speaks volumes. When we know and understand that the Lord is taking the time to teach us, our hearts are truly happy, as he is showing his love for us in a very personal way. x0x