“Trust in the Lord and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper.” Psalm 37:3
She lives alone. I could help her, but I don’t. There’s always awkward silence and our personalities clash. I have too much to do and I want to spend my summer at the pool with my kids. That justifies it, right?
We all have that friend or relative we know needs help, but we choose to ignore them. To pretend we don’t notice. Maybe if we live in supposed ignorance long enough, God will call someone else to meet their needs.
Psalm 37:3 tells us to trust in The Lord and do good, but I prefer to be selective about my good-doing. I like to do good when it’s convenient for me. Sometimes doing good is even fun. But what about when the good-doing is difficult? When He calls us to do things we don’t enjoy, things that interrupt our regularly scheduled activities, and maybe even make us afraid? Will we do good even then? I must admit the answer for me is usually no.
I suppose that’s why God’s Word prefaced “do good” with “trust in The Lord”. To do the hard kind of good, we must trust The Lord and His promptings. We must choose to believe that if it wasn’t meant for us to do, He wouldn’t be bugging us about it.
His Word assures us that if we trust Him and do good we will have everything we need! He doesn’t send us to complete a task naked and barren of His power and strength. He goes with us! He makes our path of service safe and filled with plenty.
When you do what He asks of you, you can rest assured you will not be left in want. So get to it girl! What has He called you to do? Stop sitting on your hands and start walking in Him!
Ready to take action? I encourage you to join me in the Proverbs 31 Ministries study of “What Happens When Women Say Yes to God” by Lysa Terkeurst! We are going to have a great time studying and growing in His Word, and saying YES! Visit www.melissataylor.org to sign up in the box on the right hand side of the page!