An Encouragement from Pastor Mike: Seeking God’s wisdom in crisis

Psalms 37:3-7
Trust in the LORD, and do good;
Dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness.
Delight yourself in the LORD, and He will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the LORD; trust in Him, and He will act. He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday.
Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for Him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in His way, over the man who carries out evil devices!

In this wisdom giving psalm (song), King David gives a number of wise actions to follow. These actions are especially vital in times of chaos and crisis and we would do well to incorporate them into our lives.

To Trust in the Lord is to live with a confidence in God. A confidence that waits on God with expectation, knowing He will accomplish and bring about what is best. It’s an assurance God will be with us and guide us as we seek to live life His way.

Isaiah 40:31 But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

To Dwell in the land is to engage where we live being faithful to God.

James 2:8 If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well.

To Delight in the Lord is to choose joy as we seek to know God and follow His way of life.

Psalms 16:11 You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

To Commit in Psalm 37:5 is to roll the burdens, cares, anxiety, fears and all we are experiencing onto the Lord.

1 Peter 5:7 casting all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you.

To Be Still is to be silent and wait on the Lord, to meditate on the truth of who God is: His power, His might, His strength, His mercy, His grace, and His love.

Psalm 1:1-3 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.

Which of these are you practicing well?

Which of these could use some attention?

God wisdom is available to all who are willing to take it in and let it shape our lives.

James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

Seeking God’s wisdom in this crisis along with you,
Mike