Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Try Me, O God

Photo by Wake Forest University School of Law
Scripture: Psalm 139:23b
Try me and know my anxious thoughts;

Insights: Yesterday we learned we need to Acknowledge our emotion regarding our present situation.  After we have Acknowledged it we were to Consider why we were having the emotions.  In other words, what is going on underneath the surface.  We move from God searching us and revealing our heart to us to God now testing us to determine if we are going to be dependent on Him or wrapped up in our anxiety.  So, the next to parts of the ACTION step are to Thank God that He will help us master our emotions surrounding our situation.  God is testing us to see if we go to Him first.  When we start with this attitude of gratitude for God’s provision, then we are truly empowered to overcome our situation.  The next part of the ACTION step is to Identify the biblical response to our emotions.  All too often we read the Bible and we learn what it has to say regarding our lives, but then we choose to ignore God’s truth and believe our own limiting beliefs.  This sad reality is why we have God trying us and knowing our anxious thoughts.  Beloved, let me encourage you to start the process of walking through these verses of Psalm 139 and applying these ACTION steps to give you victory in your life.  Especially when you are facing hard times and difficult situations in which your emotions tend to fall on the negative side.  Put your trust in the Lord and let Him be the One enabling you to master and overcome your present situation and any situation you might face in the future.

1. Have you thanked the Lord for being able to help you through the emotional process?
2. What did you discover as you looked for the biblical response to your current situation?

Prayer: Father, I know that Your testing or trying of me is to make me learn how to be more dependent on You.  May I grow in Your grace and pass the trials in such a fashion as to bring You honor and glory.  Amen.

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