Weekend weave: He works!
Have you ever had a big, big, big problem? The kind that you pray about, then worry about for a while, then try to solve yourself, then pray about…and repeat that cycle over and over? We’ve all been there. But we need to remember that God is working, right now, and that His timing is perfect.
From Streams in the Desert “The translation that we find in Young of “Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass,” reads: “Roll upon Jehovah thy way; trust upon him; and he worketh.”
It calls our attention to the immediate action of God when we truly commit, or roll out of our hands into His, the burden of whatever may be; a way of sorrow, of difficulty, of physical need, or of anxiety.
“He worketh,” When? Now! We are so in danger of postponing our expectation of His acceptance of the trust, and His undertaking to accomplish what we ask Him to do, instead of saying as we commit, “He worketh.” He works…even now…and praise Him that it is so.
The very expectancy enables the Holy Spirit to do the very thing we have rolled upon Him. It is out of our reach. We are not trying to do it anymore. “He worketh!”
Let us take comfort out of it and not put our hands on it again. What a relief that brings! He is really working on the difficulty!”
Rest knowing He is working. Be encouraged by knowing that you have a personal relationship with God. Recognize the blessings that you receive every day! If you don’t have a prayer and blessing journal you can use my Blessing Journal template to get started.
“You live in an age of entitlement, so you need to counteract the barrage of propaganda proclaiming you deserve more. One way to lean against such lies is to jot down each day some things for which you are thankful. This helps you focus on blessings in your life, rather than on things you want but do not have.” -Dear Jesus by Sarah Young, p. 209
Release the burden(s)…roll it onto Him. Let it go and don’t pick it up again…Lay it at the foot of the cross and step away…He is working! Capture the blessings that are raining down on you and glistening your path.
But someone may say “I see no results.” Never mind. “He worketh,” if you have rolled it over and are looking to Jesus to do it. Faith may be tested, but “He worketh”; the Word is sure!
When fear feels bigger than my faith
And struggle steals my breath away
When my back pressed up against the wall
With the weight of my worries stacked up tall
You’re strong enough to hold it all
I will cast my cares on you
You’re the anchor of my hope
The only one who’s in control
I will cast my cares on you
I’ll trade the troubles of this world
For your peace inside my soul. -Lyrics from Cast My Cares by Finding Favour