Humble Yourself Under My Mighty Hand
HUMBLE YOURSELF UNDER MY MIGHTY HAND. You are well aware of My powerful hand working in your life experiences. Sometimes you feel weighed down by My Sovereign will—trapped by circumstances you cannot change. The temptation at such times is to grow impatient with Me and My ways. But this will only frustrate you further, and your negative feelings will pull you down. Your impatience will also alienate you from Me.
When you are feeling weighed down by your circumstances, change your perspective by looking up to Me. Muster the courage to say, “Lord, I humble myself under Your mighty hand.” Submit to Me and My ways in your life, even though you long to break free. This protects you from fighting against Me – the Creator and Sustainer of the universe. Instead of engaging in this battle you cannot win, use your energy to cope with the situation and learn from it. Trust that I will lift you up—relieve your suffering – in My perfect, wisely appointed time.
Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.
[1 Peter 5:6]
He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?
[God] gives more grace. Therefore He says: “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” . . . Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.
[James 4:6, 10]
~ Sarah Young ~