When we find ourselves a little frightened, afraid and scared at times, James has something very simple yet powerful that we can do. I’ve done it. When you read what he tells us to do, you may think to yourself, “Ok sounds great”, but you really can’t picture yourself actually saying this out loud. But, I believe that we need to!
We need to take this literally, what he tells us to do…
“Yell a loud NO to the devil and watch him scamper. Say a quiet YES to God and he’ll be there in no time.” James 4:7 msg
Even if you are skeptical a little bit, why don’t you just give it a try…
Trusting God what He says He will do is essential for our growth in a life of faith. We may appear that we have it all together, but we don’t! None of us do.
Back up before that verse, and you’ll see this sentence….
“Let God work his will in you.”
Allowing God to work His will in our lives is saying, “We trust you Papa God to handle anything that comes our way, good or bad.”
“Keep a cool head, stay alert. The devil is poised to pounce, and would like nothing better than to catch you napping. Keep your guard up. You’re not the only ones plunged into these hard times.” 1 Peter 5:8 msg
Yell a loud “NO” and say a quiet “YES
There is POWER in the name of Jesus!