Sometimes my “by the book” personality gets me into trouble. Most of the time, I like things done, “decently and in order.” Scripture teaches us that principle.
Let all things be done decently and in order. 1 Corinthians 14:40
Several years ago, I was co-leading a ministry team to Romania. I was very frustrated when the schedule and plans kept changing. One of the younger team members was a great example to me, teaching me to enjoy the moment and to relax. God was in charge.
When I read Psalm 119:121 - 128, I saw my personality show up in verse 126:
It is time for the Lord to act, for your law has been broken.
Do you feel that way about many of the things that are happening in the world today?
It seems the world has gone crazy! People break the law and get away with it. Some of the laws written by our current governments are contrary to God’s Holy Word. It’s hard not to want to say to the Lord, ‘Please put a stop to this insanity, we have had enough!’ “Come, Lord Jesus, Come.”
Thankfully, God did not turn away the prayer of the writer of this Psalm, and He will not turn away those who come to Him with their honest, obedient and faithful hearts. We can go to God with all of our frustrations. We can speak to Him with everything we are thinking and feeling. He wants us to admit these to Him, and then lay them at His feet to handle and take care of according to His will and timing.
God wants to hear our honest hearts, coming to Him in humble obedience, being like Christ.
Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though He was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, He humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Philippians 2: 5-8
If you are feeling frustrated today and want to say as the Psalmist said:
IT IS TIME FOR THE LORD TO ACT!
Admit it to the Lord and claim the following verse for yourself.
“May the peace of God, that surpasses all understanding,
keep your heart and mind in Christ Jesus.”
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