Thursday, March 14, 2013

Letting Go and Leaning on God

I will say of the Lord, He is my Refuge and my Fortress, my God; on Him I lean and rely, and in Him I [confidently] trust!
Psalm 91:2 AMP

Stop a minute here, read that Bible verse and let it really sink into your heart. Read it over and over till is has touched your heart and soul. What a power verse, that speaks so loud and clear to us all. 

I am going to break this verse down the way I see it, the way God is speaking to me about it.

This is how the breakdown is going to look:
The Dictionary Definition of each word ~My Definition of each word

Refugeshelter or protection from danger, trouble ~ The Lord will shelter me and protect me all the days of my life

Fortressany place of exceptional security; stronghold. ~ The Lord is my security with him I am safe!

GOD: the one Supreme Being, the creator and ruler of the universe. ~ Amazing, Wonderful, Powerful, Graceful and LOVING!!

Leanto rest against or on something for support ~ I will rest in him, he is my rest.

Relyto depend confidently; put trust in ~ he will never leave me and he will always be truthful and speak the truth to me.

Trusta person on whom or thing on which one relies: God is my trust. (love how the dictionary even references God) ~ I will put all my confidence in the Lord.

What I hear in my heart when I read this verse is, God wants me to Surrender it all to him. He wants to be my protection, my safety and he wants me to lean on him. But how can I surrender to God if I am not trusting in him? I mean really trusting in him with ALL of me. You see God wants all 100% of me, not part of me, not the half that is trusting in him during Church, bible study or quiet time. He wants all of me, every breath I breath, every single second of my life he wants to be with me!

When I read this verse I am reminded that God is in control of my life and I need to Let it go and allow him to have his control back. I need to stop trying to play his part in my life. I need to allow him to direct me and not worry or be fearful of what could happen tomorrow, I need to dwell in his promises of my life. 

I am reminded again in Scripture that he wants me to run to him,  trust in him and rest in him.

The name of the Lord is a fortified tower;
    the righteous run to it and are safe.
Proverbs 18:10

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
 in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3:5-6

You are my strength, I sing praise to you;
    you, God, are my fortress,
    my God on whom I can rely
Psalm 59:17

Trust in the Lord forever,
    for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal.
Isaiah 26:4

The Lord is good,
    a refuge in times of trouble.
He cares for those who trust in him
Nahum 1:7

See he reminds us all over, again and again that he wants to be there for Me, for you and for all of us that will come to him!

Dear Heavenly Father~
I give it all to you. I am on my  knees asking for forgiveness and surrendering it all to you Lord. Take back the control over my life and direct my paths! I know you are my safe place, my protection and I run to you. Fill me with your Grace and love, hold my hand and guide me. Lord I trust in you, I put my confidence in you and not the ways of this world. I am fixing my eyes on you and letting it go. I want to dwell and rest in you God. Thank you for loving me so unconditionally, even when I ignored you. I love you! In Jesus Name ~ Amen

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  1. Thank you for these verses! God is our rock, our firm foundation. Thank You, Lord!

  2. Lauren, this was simply wonderful. I loved how you broke down the verse. Then you followed it up with amazing verses and a touching prayer. Thank you for sharing what God laid upon your heart with all of us.

  3. Thank you Ladies ~ he just really spoke to my heart on this one, I love when he leads us to more verses! OUr God is Awesome

  4. Lauren thank you and I loved your definitions and how you broke it down to where it is so more easily understood. Thank you for blessing me today. Debbie W. (OBS Leader)