“Son of man, can these bones live?” Ezekiel 37:3
“It is much easier to do something than to trust in God; we mistake panic for inspiration.” Oswald Chambers
I recently found myself in a situation where I felt like panicking. I sat down for my quiet time and began to journal my troubles to the Lord – telling him all the impossible things I needed to do that I didn’t know how to do and didn’t have time to do. It was something that was very important to me and I knew I just didn’t have what it would take to make the necessary changes. I poured out my heart on my journal pages. Only after I had exhausted the torrent of emotions did I settle down to listen to the Lord.
After my Bible reading I picked up my well worn copy of “My Utmost for His Highest” by Oswald chambers and read this quote. It was almost the beginning of the devotional, but I immediately realized that this was my answer.
It’s always been easier for me to do than to trust but as I read these words I felt a calm settle over my anxious soul. I had sought the Lord on this situation from the very beginning. I had followed His lead as well as I knew how. Now it was time for me to trust.
Lord, help me to keep my eyes on you – especially when panic sets in and I long to do rather than trust. Help me to relax into your arms and allow you to work all things to Your Glory.
Finding Joy in the Journey,
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© 2007 Phyllis Sather
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