It's Okay to be Human
As we continue with the topic of Peace, I want to deal with the topic "It's Okay to be Human." Peace can be striped away when we work to handle and control everything according to our own will and ability. Until we come to terms with letting God be our Sovereign Father, our peace will continue to be easily removed.
When we choose to acknowledge our weakness, we will begin to yield more on what God is able to do in our lives. However, when we rely too heavily on ourselves, we can become overwhelmed or distressed by various situations in our lives. Ultimate peace and victory rest in the hands of God. Therefore, working it out our way can hinder God from doing as He pleases in our lives. Our everyday victories with God will result in continued conquests over various situations and circumstances in our lives. It is our task to depend completely on Him to God! You must always remember to whom you belong.
II Kings 6- Read it when you can.
15 And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! how shall we do?
16 And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.
17 And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.
18 And when they came down to him, Elisha prayed unto the Lord, and said, Smite this people, I pray thee, with blindness. And he smote them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.
In II Kings 6, we have an account of the King of Syria conspiring to attack the children of Israel. However, God told Elisha when he had planned, and Elisha was able to warn the Children of Israel. Later the King of Syria was informed that their plan had been intercepted by the Prophet Elisha. So, the King sent an army after Elisha. His servant, Gehazi, became afraid. Elisha prayed and asked God to allow the servant to see who they had with them.
Have you ever looked at a situation and became intimidated by the possible outcomes, the massive task ahead, or something else that causes fear? Here, Gehazi realizes that it would be impossible for him and Elisha to come out of this matter safely on their own. However, Elisha knew to whom he belonged. He knew they were not on their own.
Do you truly understand that when you feel all alone, with God, you are never alone. God is there with his representatives to fight against everything that rises against his children! Is that not so incredible? As I write this blog, I am encouraged and blessed by this account of God's love, faithfulness, protection, and security. Elisha then prayed for the servant to be able to see the reinforcements with them. That is my prayer for you today. That you will realize that you can make it. You can overcome. You can succeed. You are loved. You are protected. So, choose Peace!
In Worry-Free Living, Joyce Meyer stated, "During the battles we face in our lives, we would be wise to take some time and be still, waiting on the Lord to hear what He wants to say to us" (Meyer, p. 51). Are you waiting on God? Are you seeking Him for answers? Are you relying on his power?
It is not for you to do it all, but it is for you to give your all! Gehazi saw something that I am sure changed his life for the better. When we look to see God's hand at work in various areas of our lives, I believe we will continue to change for the better.
Ladies, we are so blessed to have God as our Father. God is the Father who will always take care of His daughters. It's okay to be Human. God does not expect you to do what only He can. Acknowledge your weaknesses and seek Him to intervene in the areas of your life where you are most concerned. No matter the situation great or small, look to your Father! As you do, the burdens will fall, and you will receive the Peace that surpasses all understanding! It feels so good when you begin to walk in a peace that confuses and astonishes the enemy, people around you, and sometimes even yourself.