Mother’s Day 2018

Mother’s Day 2018

 

1 Peter 5:6-7 (ESV) ~ Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

 

I have observed mom’s as they take on the cares and worries of life. We know that worry is a relative term and we also know that we can allow worry to consume our lives. Knowing this, moms are going to worry about many things: their kids, their families, the bills, the household, etc. But, moms, have no fear, God is here to help.

 

There are times, that whatever may be going on in our lives, whether moms or dads, we need to cast our cares on God, be still, be quiet, and consider these other Scriptures:

 

  • Habakkuk 2:20 (ESV) ~ But the LORD is in his holy temple; let all the earth keep silence before him.
  • Ecclesiastes 5:1 (ESV) ~ Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. To draw near to listen is better than to offer the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they are doing evil.
  • Psalm 46:1 (ESV) ~ God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

 

There is a seriousness in God’s admonitions. “SILENCE!” Why? We know that God is not being impolite. We also know that His intelligence is infinite! So why does God command for us to “Be still”?

 

Because He loves us! We can’t listen to Him when we’re talking. We can’t hear – really hear – what God is trying to tell us, if we are not listening. We need wisdom, we need peace, and only God can give us both. But, in order to receive, we must be still and know that He is God.

Our lives are filled with distractions, tricky temptations, calendars crammed full of obligations. For all these reason, even though God is speaking, we do not hear. We lose our peace and godly perspective.

 

Even in our busyness, even as we acknowledge life’s distractions, we are free to take a breath, relax, be still and know that God is God. We are free to turn our worries over to Him and to leave them with Him.

 

Let’s take another look at two verses:

  • 1 Peter 5:6-7 (ESV) ~ Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
  • Psalm 46:1 (ESV) ~ God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
    • He is always ready to help you in times of trouble, severe pressure, tight place where you are unable to move.
    • We all face situations beyond our control, but we do not have to face them alone. When trouble strikes, God is there. In fact, He is always there with us, immediately available to help us when trouble arises. Not one second goes by when we must face our troubles alone or in our own strength.

 

When serious problems occur in our lives, the first tendency can be to panic or fear. We might become anxious, fretting over what may happen or what we are going to do. Realizing there is nothing we can do, our panic and fear might even increase.

 

Instead of attempting to deal with difficulties in our own strength, we need to run to God for shelter and strength. We should not speak out of doubt or unbelief, but with full faith in God’s love and care for us. He stands ready to help us through any and all of our trials.

 

2 Timothy 1:6-7 (ESV) ~ For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands, for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
 
Pastor Andy Lambert
{pastorandy@cvcog.church}

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