The Lord gave me one of the greatest promises of His Word after a very painful time in our family’s life – HOPE. True, God-Hope was drenching me as I slowly began my “rise to the surface”. Hope has carried me through these past eleven years.
This past summer, another family crisis struck. This one blind-sided me, totally unexpected, and caught me off-guard, my precious Lord told me, “To sit still and be quiet.”
WHAT? I have to do something, Lord.
I need to say something, Lord.
I will confront him, Lord.
I will give him a piece of my mind, Lord.
“Sit still and be quiet. Trust Me.”
I do trust You, Lord.
“No, you don’t – you are afraid if you do nothing than all of this is going to crumble. Trust Me.”
This week I received a devotion written by a military chaplain who has so much insight into God’s Word it is mind-boggling. Listen to four things he said, two are directed at trust:
- I want to be happy, He wants me to trust Him.
- I want safety, He wants me to trust Him.
- I want order, He wants to bring His Kingdom to pass.
- I want righteousness to prevail in this country, He is committed to the destruction of every lofty thing that opposes His will.
Trust is a gargantuan thing… I want to trust but I want a certain outcome… Can I trust a God I cannot dictate to? Can I trust my Papa God to love this person as much as I do and deliver this situation with a good ending?
At 62-years old and knowing the Lord (almost) all my life, I “know” that I can – I know all the scriptures. I know all the words of encouragement to say to myself. I know I can. The question is will I?
O! for grace to trust Him more.
Sharing and talking about trust with Bonnie today!