“Fret not thyself, it tendeth only to evil doing.” Psalm 37:8
I have been asking our dedicated brother Michael (my pastor) some questions through email here lately. These questions to me are of utmost importance and I felt that since he is such a busy man and has so many responsibilities all ready that email would be the best line of communication.
Our brother has helped me in more ways than he has known. You see, I write these questions down and send them to him and right after I click send/receive I start looking for a response. Crazy huh? Ok, I go read some then come back and look for a response. Well by now I figure out that he doesn’t sit by the computer like I do. I am a web designer so I sit by the computer all day at work and when I come home I usually have work to complete.
Well after waiting sometimes a day or so. I let my thoughts run away with me and I wonder if my questions will be answered? About the time I start to doubt, I hear the computer go din-don and I know I have mail.
Sure enough it is from our brother. When I read it I am absolutely amazed to the point of tears at the knowledge I have just gained from a godly perspective. While I am sure he knows that he has given me sound advice I don’t think he knows that he has helped with my walk with Christ in a profound way… Patience
Oswald Chambers said “Deliberately tell God that you will not fret about that thing. All our fret and worry is caused by calculating without God.”
It took the delay of my responses from Michael to help me realize that our father God does not respond when we expect him to either. I usually send a prayer out and then sit back and wait on the answer. I am praying in faith that it will be answered but I sit by the prayer expect an immediate send/receive.
The psalmist tells us: “Wait for the LORD; be strong and let your heart take courage; yes, wait for the LORD.” Psalm 27:14
Isn’t that so hard at times? Wait… Waiting is a very difficult task but a much needed process to learn if we want to grow in our walk.
I know father God is waiting to bless us in our walk and thanks to some help from Michael Beale and Oswald Chambers I understand that we must wait for God to answer us. Anything else is just “worry caused by calculating without God”
I pray that your walk will be richly blessed and that we all learn to be more patient in our walk with Christ and our walk in the daily grind.
I love you all, Scott Smith