For I said in my haste,
“I am cut off from before Your eyes”;
Nevertheless You heard the voice of my supplications
When I cried out to You.
~ Psalm 31:22
Without the Word of God deeply rooted in a heart, one can get their eyes on the natural, on what is seen, instead of God and the truth of His “yes and amen” promises.
The result? Much time and energy wasted doubting God, possibly even affecting one’s health with unnecessary stress. Maybe even lots of words spoken that exalt themselves against His Word causing self-sabotage, running about trying to solve what one cannot in their own strength, and taking on things that only add to their trouble. This is not His will for His children.
I’ve spoken with many precious sisters in Christ who spend a significant amount of time fretting, fearing, and speaking in haste, spewing death and destruction over their circumstances with their mouths and with that empowering and agreeing with the works of the devil in their lives. They are unable to see how much they magnify the evil one over God, His Word, and power.
Truth: “If you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you,” (Matthew 17:20).
One can only counsel someone so much. Ultimately, our relationship with God, His Word, and living a life led by the Spirit is our responsibility.
Job also spoke much in haste. Why? Because in his time (before Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, etc.), he had very little revelation of God and His character.
Then, nearing the end of the book of Job, the Lord says to him, “Who is this who darkens counsel by words WITHOUT knowledge?” (Job 38:2) Yet, many believers quote much of what Job spoke in haste according to God’s standards and create entire incorrect doctrines out of it.
In Job 42:3, Job agreed with the Lord and said, “You asked, ‘Who is this who hides counsel without knowledge?’ Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand.”
There’s no need for any new covenant child of God in Christ to speak in haste. No, with the full cousnel of God available to us, we can boldly speak words of victory and faith, knowing that we know His Word is true and cannot fail those who trust in them.
Thank You, Lord Jesus, for becoming our Mediator of a new covenant with new and better promises!