Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
—1 Peter 5:6-7 NLT
God’s grace is received in humility. The greatest understanding of His grace is received in humility. When you are teachable, you are open to the revealed truth of the Holy Spirit in the Word. You grow to understand that the things you battle in your mind are defeated in Christ. It is His power within you. Not yours. Selfishness is more easily defeated. Pride’s power to control your emotions and feelings becomes less as God’s truth becomes more. When your life is about Him, what you spiritually see, hear, and understand is not yours to own. Your life is His, and there is nothing more for you to gain. You rest in the peace of His grace. He is enough. There is nothing to prove. There is nothing to declare that God hasn’t already called into existence.
When you cast your cares upon Him, you lay everything down. He takes care of all the questions. He takes care of all the concerns and problems. When you humble yourself under His hand, what others think of you becomes less because He is more. You become an instrument to use as He wills. His power is greatest when revealed in humbleness of heart.
Humble yourself before Him with nothing to prove and nothing but to live who He is. Let the truth of the Word teach you who He is in you. Receive spiritual understanding in the wisdom and knowledge of Him. Experience His Spirit—alive in you—setting you free from all that your natural mind has declared as true. Discover that your greatest purpose is His to direct and His to own. You are ready for His overflowing abundance when you lay down all that has claimed your allegiance—all you believe He has imparted—all your mind has perceived as truth—and just allow Jesus to wash your feet—to teach you.
Stripped of all that stands in the way of His Hand upon you, you are unhindered by need or perception or anything at all. He, who became less for you, now has become everything in you. You are His, and you realize that He has brought you to a place of victory that you had never imagined. At His feet, you learn what it means to be crowned with victory because He was willing to humble himself for you. You know His joy that no word can express.
His presence is enough. Jesus, the hope of glory, is yours. He is in you, and you are in Him.
© 2022 Lynn Lacher