Life is filled with ups and downs. Sometimes the causes are understandable, but at other times it seems that everything is against you, nothing makes sense and all hope for recovery is nowhere in sight. What should a person do? Should they fight? Give up? Run away? All of these plausible solutions are representative of our efforts to deliver ourselves, but God’s solution is different.
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: (1 Peter 5:6)
Instead of fighting, try humbling yourself before God. Kneel before, yield your will, desires and goals. As you place them before God, you allow him complete liberty with your life. You know that God is omnipotent: meaning that he can do anything, but there are some things that he will not do. He will not rob you of your will. He will speak to you, move your heart and even chasten you, but he will not make you do anything. When you are humble before God, you give him liberty to do his perfect work in your life. Many believe yielding to God will limit the joy that can be had in life, but in reality, by yielding to God, you open up to yourself doors of joyful opportunity that you in no other way could possibly experience.
When you do humble yourself before God, he will lift you up. He is not saying that he will promote you to a higher position among men–although he may do that–but he will lift you above your circumstances in life.
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