In times of crisis we turn to God. It is hard to stay still during the trails of turmoil and to wait patiently for God to move. We tend to panic when God doesn’t do it in our time. Remember God’s time is never too late. We are to trust in Him and know it is on His schedule. We cannot be impatient. God’s timing is just right. He has a plan and purpose for when things happen.
See what David said in Psalm 46:10 NKJV
Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!
We need to produce fruits in our life. We produce those fruits by the storms we go through. It helps us to make a testimony for what we went through and what God has done for us.
Trust in God in the good and bad times. God will never lead us in bad situations or leave us alone. He is always there and always provides a way out. God is faithful to us. Don’t panic! Trust Him!
We are told to be still and be quiet by God!
In Hebrew the word translated to Be Still meant Get your hands off it. Let it God, surrender it to Him. Let God have the problem. The problem is we often don’t allow God to have total control. Things get worse when we get involved and not allow God to have the control. It is like making a bigger hole.
If you know Him, you have a spiritual relationship with Him. You must have the hunger for God. If we don’t hunger for God, we won’t know Him like we should.
Today more people at church seem to worry more about the church budget, the church belongings, time of church, what goes on at church than they do knowing about God.
See what David said in Psalm 27:1
The Lord is my light and my salvation;
Whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the strength of my life;
Of whom shall I be afraid?
So who should we fear?
Don’t run from God!
Stand Still – Come to God and expect God to take over. Don’t panic!
Trust in God as all powerful! (Elohim)
The battle is mine saith the Lord.
It is very difficult to wait on the Lord, but it is worse to wish you did when you didn’t.
God won’t work unless you are willing to give it all to Him.
Waiting helps us to become stronger Christians. Helps us to trust God more. Our Faith increases.
There were like 30,000 gods in Athens and about 10,000 people. Paul got discouraged. He started to preach the Word of God. He would preach the Birth, Death, Burial and Resurrection.
Don’t be a babbler! (Bird brain as the pastor says)
God is big enough to handle ANY problem you have.
Be still condition from the heart. not physical aspect of our life.
These were my notes that I had written down from March 25, 2012 sermon by Pastor Bob Neal of Piedmont Baptist Church.I first published this on March 25, 2013. Republishing on August 22, 2015.
I enjoy listening to nothing but Christian Music. Camping and hiking is something that I enjoy. I guess that is because I am an Eagle Scout. Blogging is something I enjoy doing too. I have been blogging since 2004. However, I have been blogging on Courageous Christian Father since 2012. I am married with 1 daughter and 2 step-sons and a step daughter.