But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.
Sometimes we’re not the best ponderers, are we? There are simply too many ways to share what’s on our mind, and we have a tendency to blurt first, ponder later…
It seems like we just HAVE to share those things that flood our thought processes or we’ll absolutely explode – or will we?
What would happen if we keep our challenges to ourselves instead of sharing them like we consistently feel the urge to? What if we quietly pondered our issues of life and let God handle them – quietly?
George Müller cared for over 10,000 orphans in his life. He also established 117 schools which offered a Christian education to over 120,000 children, many of them being orphans. He never made requests for financial support, nor did he go into debt. Many times he received unsolicited food donations only hours before they were needed to feed the children, further strengthening his faith in God. Once they gave thanks for breakfast when all the children were sitting at the table, even though there was nothing to eat in the house. As they finished praying, the baker knocked on the door with enough fresh bread to feed everyone, and the milkman gave them plenty of fresh milk because his cart broke down in front of the orphanage.
Müller prayed about everything and expected each prayer to be answered. His faith in God strengthened each day and he spent hours in daily prayer and Bible reading.
What if we spent time praying about the situations that weigh on us instead of constantly talking about them with others?
What if we quietly kept burdens to ourselves and gave them to God instead of to other people?
What if we considered that we can’t know what God is doing at any time or in any situation to glorify Himself instead of trying to figure everything out for ourselves – and getting everyone else involved?
God says: “My ways and my thoughts are not yours…”
What if we:
> Let God be God…
> Focused on living life to please Him instead of trying to out-think Him, and…
> Waited, reflected, and considered the fact that when we do, He will take care of it all when the time is perfect?