He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
Within the past month I have witnessed what happens when you actually stay "still" and allow God to do His work. Over one year ago in April of 2015, I felt the Holy Spirit impress on my heart the urge to relocate my family to the Orlando, Florida area in order to do ministry for Him in that area. I thought this would happen in the very near future but that was definitely NOT the case!
The more I prayed the longer I waited. To be honest, I became very discouraged along the way from time to time. I could not understand why God would not allow a job to open as I applied over and over. The enemy continued to speak words of discouragement into my mind telling me that no one wanted to hire me and that I would never move to Orlando. The enemy whispered to me how everyone thought I was crazy and that the Holy Spirit had not told me to move. The deceiver is definitely the prince of lies. He knows exactly what to do in order to discourage and defeat us. He knows our individual weaknesses and uses them against us if we allow him.
In April as I saw a complete year of praying and waiting on the Lord come to an end multiple people shared Pslam 46:10 with me, most not even knowing I was waiting on the Lord. When I stopped trying so very hard to make it happen I received a phone call that has changed my and my family's life forever! I was contacted by a college in the Orlando area during the month of May and invited for an on campus visit. I was offered the job and immediately our fast paced relocation began. In less than four weeks we are now living in Florida and I will begin my new position this coming week.
What I realized and want to share with you, is this scripture, like all of the Bible, is true and applicable to our lives today just as it was when it was first written. When I stopped working so very hard at trying to make God's promise happen in my life myself and just became "still" allowing God to do His amazing work, things fell into place.
Today, I encourage you to put down whatever you are struggling with and just be still and rest in God knowing He has everything under control. The Lord always has your best interest in mind along with your happiness. He really does love you more than you can ever comprehend.