So ok, sometimes life just throws it’s left hook right in your face and lands you into a tough game that you don’t know how to play. As a matter of fact you have no clue, no idea just what went down and why. There’s a whole lot of What for’s and what if’s, and how-comes and when there are no answers there is no peace!
So beautiful you, why must we have answers before we have peace? Well, truth is we don’t! You see, Answers may never come around and you, beautiful one, need to rest and receive God’s sweet grace for the difficulties. So, yeah, just rest that weary mind and come before the Creator of the universe, your Maker, your Sustainer, Your Provider, and Your Savior and let Him surround you with a divine quiet that you can feel in the depths of your soul. Ahh, yes, there are no fears in His presence, no shadows in His Light, No worries in His brilliant accomplishments, and no discouragement in His divine care!
Why then, don’t we come more often into His presence to seek His face and know His sweet peace? His sweet comfort? Maybe it’s because we’re so caught up in game that we don’t know how to play, that we forget about the One sovereign God, who does. The One who knows the end from the beginning and can play the game with His eyes closed and beat all odds. Why then do we fail to ask His guidance, His help and fail to trust His divine work?
David appealed to God’s justice and affirmed His Kingship in Psalm 7: and in verse 1, I love his prayer of affirmation to his God, “I come to You for protection, O LORD my God……rescue me.”
Let’s do it. Let’s do what David did and come before our Lord for safe keeping when the game is hard. Verse 10, 11, “God is my shield, saving those whose hearts are true and right…God is an honest judge. On into Psalm 8, “Oh LORD, our Lord, Your majestic name fills the earth! Your glory is higher than the heavens…. When I look into the night sky and see the work of Your fingers–the moon and the stars you set in place–what are mere mortals that You should think about them, human beings that You should care for them?…Oh LORD our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth!
So, that chaotic game of confusion that you don’t know how to play; He does and he’s making the next brilliant move if you’ll only allow Him the opportunity. Find that quiet place in your heart today! Sit before Him and let Him protect you and let Him do His work in your heart and in your game.
So yeah, some days it seems like the whole world is crowding in on yours and your little space becomes oh so much smaller with people out of place and distractions pounding at your door. Where’s the logic to all this stuff and where did all the chaos come from? Your once quiet moments have become noisy with demands! Your fears surface and your anxieties reel out of control. A once safe-place becomes perilous and frightening and a once peaceful plateau suddenly dips into the valley of despair. So much, so many, so this, so that, and on and on it goes and where it stops nobody knows!
Oh for sure, no one knows anything about it except our Keeper and our Maker. Our God who cares deeply for our needs. In Psalm 46:10 He gives a direct message to the psalmist to confirm the authenticity of his vision when He says “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” The whole of the next chapter ~ Psalm 47 celebrates God’s kingship over the earth and His sovereignty over the nations. So you, beautiful soul, let God’s presence and power envelop you right where you are, and allow Him to hover over your little world and saturate it’s chaotic nooks and crannies with His divine presence and drive out the uncertainties and unsettled anxieties. Hush, be still and know Him for who He is, and as a God who’s King over the earth and in charge of the nations, you can know He’s in charge of your corner! Your world is held and orchestrated by Him and held fast in the palm of a nail imprinted hand and He’s got it and He’s got you and He cares. He really does!
So now, when it’s all gone wrong and left and not right and it’s all empty yet so full of stuff, come on now beautiful you and join the choir director in Psalm 47 1, 2, 3, “Come everyone! Clap your hands! Shout to God with joyful praise! For the Lord Most High is awesome. He is the great King of all the earth. He subdues the nations before us, putting our enemies beneath our feet.” So when the big world is closing in on yours, meet the frustration and manage the panic head on by just praising our God, the sovereign One! The creator of Heaven and earth, who cared enough to provide a way to safety through Jesus our Savior, the One true King, the victorious One, the saviour of our beautiful souls and the author and finisher of our faith!
Hebrew 12: 1, 2, 3
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off every encumbrance and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with endurance the race set out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at right hand of the throne of God. Consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.…”