Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen. (1 Peter 5:6-11)
These are the truth, great reminder and practical instruction of how we, as Jesus' followers and believers, should live out our lives. And God's promise of deliverance when we submit to Him and His Lordship and mighty hands.
Humble ourselves. Why? The answer is simple. It is because we are just human, made out of dust. We are nothing out of Him.
I am nothing without Jesus.
I thought I could do things then I failed. Often I forget that He is the one that I need be He has created me and to do what He has called me to do as a wife to my husband, a mother to my daughters, a daughter to my parents, a sister to my younger sisters, a friend to my friends, or just to be someone out there to those who are in need.
Humbling myself under God's mighty hand is not as easy as I read in it in the Bible. Real life example, happened many times, was when I carried all my problem and worried to much. The moment I took my anxieties on myself, that very moment, I put God aside. Nothing I gained by being worry and carry every load on my on.
Jesus invites everyone who has burden to come to Him and He ask us to give Him our own burdens. How's that for a help comes from the Lord? This kind of help we cannot find in this world.
God's mighty hands are there for us. We just need to humble ourselves.
Humbling ourselves under His mighty hands leads to victorious life. That's the promise in 1 Peter 5:7-11. When He has given His promises, He won't let it fail (Isaiah 55:11).
So... would you humble yourself under His mighty hand today?
My prayer for us today that The Holy Spirit will help us and give us the desire in our hearts to enter His presence with humble hearts and seeking Him to have intimate fellowship with the Father.