I was speaking to a friend recently about some problems she was experiencing on her job. The work relationship with one of her co-workers had become strained, due to other things that were occurring on the job. There were some promises made that never materialized. We discussed strategies and things she could do to alleviate the stress and enhance the relationship. I suggested that she try to determine what God was saying to her through this experience. When God stirs or allows others to stir the pot, there’s a reason.
After prayer and reflection, she said that she felt better about the situation. I asked her what had changed. She said that she was going to let God fight the battle for her. From past experiences, she said that she had always fared better when she stepped back and trusted God. There was nothing else I could say. My friend had learned to wait and put her confidence in the LORD. He had never failed her. Why would HE now?
Disappointments are inevitable. It’s part of life. Whether it’s your boss, your child, spouse, friend or neighbor, don’t get caught up in what man says or does. In all circumstances, put your hope and confidence in the LORD.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6
Father God, give me the wisdom and patience to wait on you and to trust that you have the perfect answer to all my situations. In Jesus’s name, amen.
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