Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge. Psalm 62:8
All times – good and bad alike, trust Him. When things are going bad or not so good in your eyes, then the most common thing to do is pour your grief out on those around you.
We pour out our fears and anxieties on our husbands, our kids, our friends, and the barber or for some the bartender. Most likely, these worries will have been like waves crashing into the innocent bystander. Seriously, you people!!! Do you not realize the fears you share with others are contagious, like a virus. Fear is the exact opposite of faith, and it is impossible to please God without faith. So every time you open your mouth to express your fear about a situation to someone you make it difficult for them to look up and trust God for their own situations.
The Lord rebuked me for this many times, and I think I finally got it. Now when I am afraid about something, I pour it out in prayer. I cry out to God to increase my faith, or cry out to Him to make things clear. I do not (or try not to) share it with those I love. We definitely have no idea why He does the things He does, so why would we even think a human can figure Him out. Pour your hearts out to Him you people. He will hear from heaven and He will answer. He will guide and He will hide. Trust Him with everything.
How does this verse help me to expand His kingdom? Sometimes the weight of someone else’s grief is too much for us to bear, and if you are the one trying to be in control and trying to fix their situation, it can be what pushes people away from Jesus. We need to be able to let go of “the problems” of others so the Lord can be their refuge. When the Lord becomes their refuge this will expand His kingdom. You too can hide in Him. He is a safe place.
What do these verses speak to you? How will these verses help you to expand His Kingdom?
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