Yielding, Trusting, Obeying

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 11:31 -- Joyce Long

“Casting all your care upon Him; for He careth for you.” I Peter 5:7

When I stress, I have physical consequences. I can’t sleep, my blood pressure rises, and I become depressed. But God has three remedies: yielding, trusting, and obeying. He wants us to yield our stressful circumstances to Him, giving him entire control of our situations and walking away. For example, we give ourselves to the care of a skilled physician when we are ill.
After yielding, the next step is trusting. To trust is to believe and to have perfect confidence that He will manage what we have yielded to Him. Looking at the names of God helps in trusting Him. He is called the Good Shepherd, the Comforter, the everlasting Father, the wonderful Counselor, our Savior, Emmanuel. All these names tell of His trustworthy attributes. We can trust Him because He made us, bought us, and loves us!
Obeying is the action that follows yielding and trusting. With David we should say “I delight to do thy will” (Psalm 40:8). Obeying is simply heeding His voice and walking in the path He marks for us. We must be in His Word to recognize His voice, because He speaks to us through His Word.
If we persist in these three steps, we can experience peace and rest. Deliverance will come in God’s way, and God’s way is the best way.

~Elizabeth Lapp

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