Let Go!

(1 Peter 5:7) “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”

I have been dealing with a spirit of anxiousness lately because I have been waiting for something I asked God for and He has told me He would give it to me. Time keeps moving and I’m still waiting and I feel like my time is running out (being overdramatic, I know). My mind is telling me that I need to do something about it, but in actuality there is nothing that I can do to change my situation on my own. It is all in God’s hands I tell myself, but I haven’t fully let go. I have told God many times in the past that I want His will for my life and thought I have given it to Him but I still haven’t fully let go. I can’t pray to God about an issue or concern and give it to Him and then take it back when it isn’t going the way I want it, when it isn’t done on my time period. The Bible reassures us in Philippians 4:6-7 “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. 7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

I was doing my daily Bible reading and God had a word waiting for me to calm my feelings of anxiousness. My word for the day came from reading Joshua Chapter 6. Joshua 6:17 says, “¶ And the city shall be accursed, even it, and all that are therein, to the LORD: only Rahab the harlot shall live, she and all that are with her in the house, because she hid the messengers that we sent.” I realized after reading this that Rahab was told earlier on (days ago) to put the scarlet thread in the window by the spies (Joshua 2:18 Behold, when we come into the land, thou shalt bind this line of scarlet thread in the window which thou didst let us down by: and thou shalt bring thy father, and thy mother, and thy brethren, and all thy father’s household, home unto thee.) so she and her family can be saved when they came back to overtake the city. She had to prepare beforehand and that preparation was being obedient and putting the scarlet thread in the window and waiting for the time to come. When her time came she was ready (Joshua 6:22-23 “But Joshua had said unto the two men that had spied out the country, Go into the harlot’s house, and bring out thence the woman, and all that she hath, as ye sware unto her. {23} And the young men that were spies went in, and brought out Rahab, and her father, and her mother, and her brethren, and all that she had; and they brought out all her kindred, and left them without the camp of Israel”) and when my time comes I will be ready. In my time of waiting all I need to do is continue to trust Him and be obedient because I’m being prepared for something great.

You may be going through a similar situation of waiting on God and as believers in Christ sometimes we need to be reminded to “Let Go” of those situations in life that we have no control over. Give it to God and leave it there, casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you (1 Peter 5:7).

All Scriptures KJV only.

Where are their gods?

One of the things I like to do when studying the Bible is something I call Scripture Connection. I may run across a certain word or topic and search for it throughout the Bible to see if it’s mentioned elsewhere and take note of it. The reason I bring this up is because my friend was sharing with me an email she received from her job about the upcoming events on this particular University’s campus and wanted my opinion on it. The email was basically a call for all religions on the campus to come together (Interfaith movement) for The Better Together Week. The Better Together Week is calling all students of all different religious and philosophical backgrounds to come together to change the world. The University has planned a variety of activities for the week, including a Pardon My Ignorance table (bring your questions to be answered by an atheist, a muslim, etc.), a muslim prayer service, and an atheist assembly (their theme is “Rebels With a Cause”).

Once I read the email I was like wow, Satan is really pushing this Interfaith Movement. My response to her was that I don’t agree with the Interfaith Movement. Jesus stands alone, Amos 3:3 says “Can two walk together, except they be agreed?” The answer is NO, Jesus has nothing in common with these false religions, HE IS THE ONE TRUE LIVING GOD! This is another ploy from Satan to bring everyone together for so called peace, there will never be peace until the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6) comes to reign. It is also preparing the way for the One World Religion to bring in the antichrist.

Now onto why I mentioned Scripture Connection earlier, I did a Scripture Connection for those that follow false gods and called it “Where are their gods”? These are the scriptures that I connected with each other:

(Deuteronomy 32:37-40) “And he shall say, Where are their gods, their rock in whom they trusted, {38} Which did eat the fat of their sacrifices, and drank the wine of their drink offerings? let them rise up and help you, and be your protection. {39} See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand. {40} For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live for ever.

(Psalms 115:1-9) “Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth’s sake. {2} Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is now their God? {3} But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased. {4} Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands. {5} They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not: {6} They have ears, but they hear not: noses have they, but they smell not: {7} They have hands, but they handle not: feet have they, but they walk not: neither speak they through their throat. {8} They that make them are like unto them; so is every one that trusteth in them. {9} O Israel, trust thou in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.”

In these verses of scripture it shows that there is only one God who lives forever. Those others gods can do nothing for you, they can’t even speak, see, or hear. There is only one that we can put our trust in and His name is Jesus (Jeremiah 17:7). My prayer for all that are lost is that they may find the truth. Remember it is our job to proclaim the gospel and convert the lost.

All scriptures are KJV only.