LET GOD ARISE
Let God arise, let His enemies be scattered; and let those who
hate Him flee before Him.
Hall of fame wrestler, Andre the Giant, was a mountain of a man. He stood 7' 4'' and weighed a whopping 500 pounds! Thankfully, Andre was a gentle giant. He did not like to stir up trouble.
One day, when Andre was in a pub minding his own business, some inebriated tough guys recognized him (it is hard to hide when you are 7' 4") and attempted to find out just how big and bad Andre really was. As they taunted the gentle giant, Andre's patience finally gave way. He rose up against those men...and they scattered. He chased them out of the pub, and proceeded to take their car (the men were hiding in it with the doors locked) and turn it over on its side. Without question, it is unwise to provoke a giant.
THE TRUE GIANT
God is the true giant of the universe. The highest heavens cannot even contain God (2 Chron. 2:6). He lives inside every genuine Christian...and He wants to ARISE. We do not have to somehow try to make Him arise; we just have to let Him arise. To do that, you and I have to move out from behind the driver's seat of our lives and yield all control to Him.
My friend, when you encounter problems, pressures, fears, and the taunts of the enemy, simply do what the Scripture says. Turn all your troubles over to Him. Cast your burdens on Him. You are not able to handle what you are facing today... but God is able. And He longs to show Himself mighty and strong in your life.
Are you facing enemies today? Are the hounds of hell nipping at your heels and causing you to fear? Those enemies will flee like a scalded dog if you simply let go and LET GOD ARISE in you.
Dear God, I need you! I am facing problems and pressures... and I feel as if I am about to go under. I am not able...but You are able to do all things, Lord Jesus. Arise in my trouble as I yield myself to You. Say to my storm, "Hush, be still!" I choose this day to trust You, Lord. And I will look with expectation, thanksgiving and joy at what You are going to do. You are the God who knows me...loves me...and promises to answer when I call. Thank You, Lord. In Jesus' name...Amen.
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Jeff Schreve is Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church in Texarkana, Texas. He and his wife Debbie have been married for almost 20+ years and are blessed with three wonderful girls.
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