Anyone who is having troubles should pray. ... When a believing person prays, great things happen. -James 5:13,16 NCV

Lettings go of the Results

Sometimes it is so hard to let go of the way we want things to be. The faith of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, those young Israelites who survived the fiery furnace when they refused to bow down to Nebuchadnezzar's giant golden idol, give us an example of people who stood their ground and God worked a miraculous result.

Yet sometimes we do not get a miraculous intervention when we stand our ground. This was the case of Stephen, one of the deacons in the early church, who died from stones thrown by religious people.

I love how these men simply said that our response to trials are not dependent on the results.. we trust God.. we let go of the results.. we follow His leading.. and we leave the future in the hands of God. In a sense we never really trust the Lord until we let go of the results. Please pray with me.

Father, our days are in your hands.. our future is in your hands.. our lives are in your hands. Our confession is that you are good. Like the young Israelis we say that you are able to deliver us from any situation. And with them we say that if you do not deliver us we will trust you all the more. The results are in your hands. We let go of the results.

Amen

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2 comments:

  1. So beautiful. It reminds me of what Beth Moore teaches. And if______, then God... He is always the answer no matter what the trial. Even if the answer isn't our answer, He is still faithful...

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  2. We often don't like "bad" results and have a difficult time excepting them. But God is the blessed controller of our "bad" results too. Everything He allows in a believers life is to conform us into the image of Christ.

    Good post! Great reminder! Thanks :-)

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