Leaving things alone

“We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon you.”

2 Chronicles 20:12

In 2 Samuel 6:6 there is a story of an Israelite named Uzzah who lost his life because he “reached out and took hold of the ark of God”

He did this with the best of intentions…he was trying to steady it, “because the oxen stumbled” – but nevertheless, he had overstepped his bounds by touching the Lord’s work, and “therefore God struck him down” (2 Samuel 6:7).

Now I agree that is very dramatic not to mention somewhat harsh…

…however, it makes the point that living a life of faith requires us to leave things alone…

God doesn’t need our help!

If we have completely entrusted something to God, we must keep our hands off it.

He can guard it better than we can and therefore we must “Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him…”


Dear God, the week is out and not everything has gone quite as I had hoped. I feel very tempted to “do something” to get me the results I expect. But I have also entrusted everything to You. I thank You for giving me the faith and comfort to hand over all the entanglements and perplexities of my life to You…now teach me to leave them there. Amen.

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