Standing in the Gap

When you have done all you can do?

What do you do now?

(This is one of my favorites. I hope you enjoy it. It is available on YouTube).

As Believers in Jesus and acknowledging Him as our Lord and Savior, we are in a unique position. There are specific instructions for how to handle all situations that we face. Do all you can do, pray for guidance, and then follow the small, quiet voice of the Holy Spirit. Until you receive directions, you just stand and wait on the Lord to direct your steps. Give it to God. That which seems insurmountable to us is inconsequential to God. God will respond to your prayer for help if is in line with His plan for you. Complaining and fuming will not help the situation, and there is always a chance that it could make it worst.

Matthews 6:34 “Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.” (KJV)

One of the worst things you can do is worry over a problem. It is so detrimental to your health, both mentally and physically. I know from personal experience the utter uselessness of worrying. In my younger years, as a single parent, I worried a lot. Raising two kids and working sometimes six days a week to be sure that everything was paid and there was food on the table really had me worrying a lot. Although I prayed I did not understand how I was defeating my own purpose by praying and worrying. This habit of trying to do everything myself was destroying my peace, preventing my growing in my faith walk with God, and exhibiting a disregard for the Holy Spirit. The physical results amounted to migraine headaches that left me in a dark room unable to function with what seemed like little men playing the drums in my head and eventually sending me to the doctor.

This was before I understood that worrying is a spirit of Satan. I was totally unaware of the destructive power that I had given Satan by allowing myself to fall into the worry habit. When I finally read Mark 11:22-24,

“22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.

23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.

24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.” (KJV)

The light bulb finally came on for me. I immediately wrote it down and began reciting it daily. Every time I felt the onslaught of the spirit of worry. This Scripture would get me back on track. Then I found Ephesians 6:12-13 (KJV)

“12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

Of course, there are times when the spirit of worry tries to creep in on me, but I become aware of the attack sooner, strengthen my spiritual armor, and put up my scriptural defenses before it can get a hold on my spirit.

Do not let worry keep you from enjoying your life and beating you down. Do what you can do, You Stand, and Let God take over the rest. He is more than capable.

One final Scripture for the worriers out there Philippians 4:6:

 Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God. (Amplified Classic Edition)

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