Ephesians 6:13 Therefore put on God’s complete armor, that you may be able to resist and stand your ground on the evil day [of danger], and, having done all [the crisis demands], to stand [firmly in your place].
I was beckoning God saying, “Come on God when are You going to do something in this situation? And do you know what He said to me about what I thought I should be responsible in? I thought I should be making sure that this thing needed to happen, but I was wrong. He clearly said, “Don’t worry about it!” It was funny because He sounded like a person on the earth. It just sounded I guess like He fit in to our expressions, our jargon. Then later in our conversation He said it another way, “Having done all, rest.” That sounded more like Him.
Isn’t He amazing? I love Him so much; He is so at rest and confident, wise and encouraging, shall I go on?. He has just the right answer, and just at the right time to encourage us. So I did that, I decided not to check in on it (the thing I was worrying about) and just gave Him my care of it.
He also reminded me that when I worry about something, it is my god. Therefore in the midst of me serving something else, I tie God’s hands so to say. He doesn’t move in faith or doubt, but He moves in faith. If I worry, I am doubting and fearing that He won’t do what He said He would, and then He can’t.
So doing all that needs being done in our situations we call “crisis‘s“, we then firmly stand —by resting. That is what He is saying to me and to you today. Having done all; you got faith from hearing—so you heard, you said it, you had faith action, you asked, you forgave anything you had against someone, so now you rest in that you did your part and God will do His.
Then if —if you missed something you need to do, and you should ask (James 1:5), He is faithful and He will tell you. If you did indeed miss something and then you do what He revealed to you, do it and do it quickly so you qualify for the manifestation of what you asked for.
Pretty cool I think. I was doing all that the crisis demanded I thought, but then in what I thought was faith, God corrected me and told me I was worrying.
I love it when He talks to me and tells me my problem. I love it because He is revealing my answer to me and giving me more faith at the same time. You see it is not Him scolding but Him working on our behalf to get us our answer. He is so in love with us.
It could have been —forgive, it could have been you need a faith action, or you need to sow a seed. Whatever ingredient that is missing from His faith potion, He will tell you and then it is your part to do. The thing is, is when He tells you, you have more faith to believe because you heard Him. Faith comes from hearing Him.
Don’t Worry About It!
Philippians 4:6 Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God. 7 And God’s peace [shall be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. 8 For the rest, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence and is honorable and seemly, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious, if there is any virtue and excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on and weigh and take account of these things [fix your minds on them]. AMPC
I want you to know the peace to believe comes from the answer He gives you. When He said not to worry about it, I got peace. Now when the worry tries to come on me I just thank Him for taking care of it for me. I rest, even though I don’t get how He is going to do it (although sometimes He does tell me and I still worry), but either way that is His part (to make it happen), not mine or yours.
So may I encourage you from the Word of God today? Don’t worry about it! Just trust that if you need to do something He will let you know, otherwise just rest in knowing He is God and He is in love with you and He’s got this!