Where Do You Go?
As we went around the room answering the question, “Where do you go?”, a pattern of “Trust, Surrender and Wait” upon the Lord began to clearly surface. Here are some of the scripture passages that were shared:
“Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways submit to him, and He will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV)
“But blessed are those who trust in the Lord, who have made the Lord their hope and confidence.” (Jeremiah 17:7 NLT)
“For I can do all things through Christ, who gives me strength.” (Philippians 4:13 NIV)
“But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31 NLT)
“Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.” Psalm 37:7 (NIV)
“Do not be anxious about anything but in every situation, through prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7 NIV)
As we continued in dialogue, discussing where we go in the living Word of God, the Holy Spirit led us to remember and reflect on God’s intervention, when the Lord provided comfort and answered prayer. He is faithful, always.
We then acknowledged how easy it is to forget his faithfulness. Especially in times of crisis or distress, we can forget to be patient and wait upon the Lord, taking things into our own hands. God’s peace is always available to us, and we can rest in HIS love, His timing and His perfect sovereign provision. Ultimately, His gifts are much greater than anything we could have imagined or produced by ourselves in our own strength.
Trust, Surrender and Wait
We also discussed that we have true stories in the Word of God that communicate how our Lord loves us and wants us to “trust, surrender and wait” upon Him as He gives us His peace in His timeframe. As the Lord gathered with His disciples the last evening before His crucifixion for Passover meal, He said:
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am. And you know the way to where I am going.” (John 14:1-3 NLT)
Later that evening the Lord Jesus said:
“I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth, you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart because I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33 NLT)
What a glorious, merciful, loving God we serve, and His promises are trustworthy and true. The Lord, our God of all peace and comfort, is coming again soon.
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