Updated: Oct 13, 2020
I’ve always felt deeply. Every so often, I experience so many thoughts, that I have to sit with them for a while before I can begin to verbalize what I feel.
The last couple of weeks have done that to me.
The calming assurance I never forget, and rely on when this happens, is that God knows exactly how I feel.
“O Lord, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; You perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; You are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue You know it completely, O Lord.” Psalm 139:1-6
I have decisions weighing on my heart and mind. I’m waiting on direction from the Lord on important issues. I’m in limbo as I don’t understand my next move.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by 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
I know assurance that I’m to wait. I have peace that He is at work.
“Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” Ephesians 3:20, 21
He works beyond what I think, know, or could imagine. His power works even when I cannot express all of what I am feeling.
“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And He Who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.” Romans 8:26, 27
God hears my every thought. In fact, He knows my thoughts before they cross my mind.
God knows every need I will have, or am having. The Holy Spirit is already at work petitioning for me. Right this moment.
I have been on my knees, expressing my innermost thoughts. The Holy Spirit is interceding for me in accordance with the will of God. I find security in knowing I Am is working on behalf of me.
Our world is full of shifting values, morals, and laws. Most of what this world advertises and attempts to entice us with doesn’t matter. But God never changes. What He is, and Who He is, is consistent. His very nature is trustworthy and stable.
I can rest in knowing He is in charge. God is in control.
I may be waiting to find out what my next steps are, but His peace will carry me. His promises and protection cover me, and all who trust in Him with open hands, and a willing heart.
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10