Scattered Seeds

Today’s Devotional – Don’t Wait Until You’re at Your Wits End

Reading Acts Chapter 16, I was in awe of these men. After Paul and Silas were severely beaten, chained and imprisoned, they sang hymns to the Lord. Could I be that faithful? It’s so much easier to hang on to our misery and fear than it is to exercise faith. It’s easier to stress than it is to trust in the wisdom of God.

Let’s take a look at the following verse:

“They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wit’s end. Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses.” – Psalm 107:27-28

That’s how most of us go through life. We wait until we’re at wit’s end before we cry out to the Lord. Here’s an interesting little tidbit: the term “wit’s end” originates from that verse in the KJV translation of the Bible.

The original Hebrew word there is “chokmah” – defined as wisdom. (Strong’s H2451)

The problem here is that we’re waiting until our wisdom runs out before we choose God. God’s wisdom doesn’t always make sense to us. How could it possibly make sense when we can’t see the whole picture? God sees today, He sees yesterday, and He sees tomorrow. He sees the heart and the flesh, He sees the struggle, He knows what next year will bring before the sun sets today.

Paul and Silas found peace in the midst of their trial because they believed that God’s wisdom was greater than anything they understood to be true. Abraham was tested in a way that most of us couldn’t even begin to imagine, but he courageously followed God’s call. Not because it made sense to Him, but because He believed that God would make sense of it all–in His own way and in His own time. And He did.

Excerpt from Faith & Provision Bible Study

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Tilling the Soil

Read Acts Chapter 16.

Planting Hope

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, NIV)

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DARLENE SCHACHT is an award-winning and NYT best-selling author. She is the founder of Time-Warp Wife Ministries, an online publication that encourages women to live Christ-centered lives.

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