Psa 90:13 (KJV) Return, O Lord, how long?
and let it repent thee concerning thy servants.
Is there any area of life that is particularly difficult and frustrating for you?
Then you probably have handled it your own way for too long.
You’ve probably tackled it with your own strength and by your own efforts, wisdom, ideas, schemes, expertise, other beautiful details of your human capabilities, and maybe the counsel of others.
But now the Lord says, “Return! It’s time to try something new and actively seek ME for help!”
You return man to dust
and say, “Return, O children of man!”
Psa 90:3 (ESV)
Engaging God for help goes beyond merely praying. There comes a time in life when one must resolve to stop tackling familiar life challenges with his own familiar methods, and to start consulting the Lord’s preference as spelt out in His words!
But Daniel resolved that he would not defile himself with the king’s food, or with the wine that he drank. Dan 1:8 (ESV)
If you apply this principle to that frustrating finance, marriage, relationship, career, ministry, business, etc. and determine to start checking out and applying God’s preference FIRST (and BEFORE) consulting others or your own strength, will, emotions, experience, wisdom, intellect, then you will see tangible improvement as things begin to turn around for the better.
Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary;
his understanding is unsearchable.
Isa 40:28 (ESV)
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart;
and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him,
and he shall direct thy paths.
Pro 3:5-6 (KJV)
Lord, again, I have gone around this mountain one too many times. I have tried to tackle this frustrating issue long enough. But Lord, for how long?
Please teach my heart to seek Your counsel first before any human counsel, or my own will. Help me to lean on You with all my heart. And as I do Lord, please grant that I overcome the challenges I see today and let my mouth be filled with testimonies of Your goodness over those seeming ‘insurmountable’ issues. In Jesus‘ name. Amen!