Have you ever had one of those moments when you just wanted to run out in the middle of anywhere and shout to the top of your lungs? Believing, somehow, this would relieve the stress and turmoil your are battling with? Or are you having an “I don’t know moment” asking God to please help you? Because you know in your heart, if He doesn’t, you just won’t make it. You can’t take another loss, poke, disappointment, rejection, or step without Him. You’ve got nothing left. You’ve even exhausted your reserves. Or your reserve nerve, as I like to call it. You’ve tried all you know to do and now you’re at ground negative one.
You’ve been praying and talking to God. Just waiting for an answer. Then when you finally get one…He speaks to your spirit and says, I see that you’re trying, but “Be still and know that I AM God.”(Psalm 46:10a KJV) What if this is the same answer you got the last time you prayed? What is God saying here? Be still and know?
Does that mean just stop in my tracks and wait to see what He is going to do? Is this a trust journey that He is allowing me to take? And if so—where am I going?
Still the storm in your spirit, do you trust Me?
In this, God is giving a command and simultaneously asking a question. Still the storm in your spirit, do you trust Me? You’ve got so much chaos and noise in your spirit there is no room for God, or faith to believe He will do what He promised. The word teaches us, “He who has no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down and without walls.” (Proverbs 25:28 MEV)
Have the cares of this world eroded or demolished the walls that protect your spirit? The enemy is cunning and comes when you are angry or enraged. When you reside in fear. When you are stressed and worried. When you criticize or gossip. When you lose self-control. When you feel hopeless.
What are walls? Our faith is a wall. Our emotions are walls that can be negatively or positively charged. Keeping a right spirit (attitude) is a wall. Thinking like Christ Jesus is a wall. Prayer, praise, and worship are walls. Fasting is a wall. The Bible is a wall. God is our shield (wall). These walls must be reinforced with the mortar mix of diligence, obedience and truth, to keep them fortified.
Make a written assessment…
While you are rebuilding your walls you must take the stance of Nehemiah. Survey the rubble of your former walls to see where the damage is so they may be shored up. (Nehemiah 2:11-17 NKJV) Make a written assessment as to what caused the destruction of your walls in the first place. And if you don’t know pray—seek God for the answers. Then develop a strategy to rebuild; remembering to always pray to God and set a guard against any future invasions. (Nehemiah 4:9 NKJV) You may have a trowel of faith in one hand and the sword of the Lord in the other, but know your God will fight for you! (Nehemiah 4:20 NKJV)
Nehemiah’s wisdom enabled him to fend off attacks and distractions, yet he took no credit; ascribing this success to the hand of God. In essence, through him and his people God worked using their gifts and labor to accomplish His purpose. And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. (Romans 8:23 NKJV)
Nehemiah and his remnant builder’s taxing work teaches us that trusting God does not equate to sitting on your hands waiting for magical solutions to your problems. The internal and external problems Nehemiah faced, did not stop work on the wall, which was completed in fifty-two days. (Neh. 6:15).
Likewise, you cannot allow the work on your walls to be stopped even when your faith is a little shaky. Just remember…If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself. (2 Timothy 2:13 NKJV)
You may not be able to rebuild your spiritual walls in fifty-two days and you’re trying…”But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19 NKJV) So whatever it is you need to build those walls just keep trying—God will do the supplying! And while you’re stilling your spirit—Keep Building those walls and continue the journey to your purpose.
Thank you for your continual support and readership. Until next week…Blessings and Peace.