June 25, 2012 14:31 PM
I’m a doer. Standing still is hard for me. That’s why I find scriptures like the one in 2 Chronicles 20:17 tough: “stand still and see the salvation of the Lord.” Or the one in Ephesians 6:13 “having done all, stand” Both are speaking of warfare, of times when the going gets tough and we’re in the thick of it.
But isn’t there more I can do? I always reason. No, sometimes there isn’t.
And it’s during those “sometimes” that one must leave it all in the Lord’s hands and wait. Oh, how hard waiting is! Oh, how hard it is to just stand still. Yet, these can be some of our best times with the Lord. It’s during these times that He shows Himself strong in the face of our impotence. It’s when we see His awesome power in the face of our own inability.
If you’re in a tough place where there is nowhere to go, where there is no discernable solution, don’t be afraid to stand still and allow God to work things out. Even in the midst of the most terrible situation, God can show Himself wonderfully strong and able. And He can redeem and bring out of a negative circumstance something beautiful and amazing.
Until next time,