We all know what it is like to be anxious for something to happen. Perhaps you have been praying for God to work in your marriage. Maybe your waiting to hear back from a job interview. Those tests were a week ago and you’re still waiting by the phone to hear the results.
Regardless of the circumstance, anxiety can creep in during those “waiting” moments. While you are waiting, let me share with you three verses to memorize, meditate on and trust.
“Stand Still”- Exodus 14:13
Moses led the Hebrews out of Egypt. They reached the Red Sea. Pharaohs army was closing in behind them. Many of the Hebrews turned on Moses and proclaimed, “Have you brought us out here to die? We were better off in Egypt!” Life has a way of piling up quickly. It can change in the blink of an eye. Maybe you have felt like the Hebrews. The sea is in front of you and Pharaohs army is behind you! You’re scared, overwhelmed and don’t understand! When those feelings come on you listen to the words of Moses. “Stand still! The Lord will fight for you!” God didn’t bring you this far to drop you. Let your faith, not fear, motivate you! Stand still and trust him.
“Sit Still”- Ruth 3:18
Ruth was waiting on a man named Boaz to pursue her. Hoping that she had caught his attention, her former mother-in-law encourages her to sit still and wait. She had done her part, now it was time for God to do the rest! We all need that reminder sometimes. You do what God has asked you to do and then sit still and watch God do the rest…in HIS time. Whether you are waiting for “Mr. or Mrs. Right” or you have done all you know to do and nothing has happened yet, sit still and be patient. God has a plan. He knows best.
“Be Still”- Psalms 46:10
Two things I know for certain: there is a God and I’m not Him! Ninety-nine percent of the things we worry about never come to pass. We maneuver, manipulate, stretch the truth and try to force things to happen that were never meant to happen. When you are feeling overwhelmed and anxious and you are trying to work in your own power remember, you are not God. He made you! He knows what is best for you! Be still and trust Him to work on your behalf!
Stand still, sit still and be still. 3 simple verses you can tuck away in your spirit for those days you feel anxious and overwhelmed.