Trust in the Lord with all your heart – don’t lean on or depend on your own understanding; instead, acknowledge God in all your ways and He will direct your path [your every step]. Proverbs 3.5-6 (Susan translation)
I have a very brave friend – we met through our writing and God has taken His knitting needles again and knit us together. You know, like David and Jonathan. Tammy and I are from two different writing molds. She weaves words with an ethereal flair compared to my cryptic, cut and paste style!
Tammy weaves. I patchwork quilt!
A few months ago Tammy heard “the” whisper.
Do you trust Me?
She didn’t hear it once or twice — but enough times to know that her oneword2019 was to be TRUST. Oh sure she resisted, she argued, she pretended she didn’t hear Him….for a spell — but then she said, “YES, LORD.”
She knew something or someone was going to hit the wall and she braced herself. You see, she thought it would be her – she would have preferred it be her. But it was not.
This trust thing is HARD. Perhaps one of the HARDest things a Jesus-follower will ever have to do. One cannot help but think of Job in the same thought as trust. Yet, he proclaimed, “Though You slay me LORD – I will still trust You.” (here)
I’ve walked enough dark roads to know that my heavenly Father is a good place to park my trust. Was it easy? Absolutely NOT. Was I scared? Absolutely PETRIFIED. But, there was no other way out of it. I had to stand firm, sit still, and unconditionally trust. I knew if I didn’t I’d plunge deep into places I did not want to go.
If you haven’t experienced the dark road kind of unconditional trust, it’s pretty safe to say you will. If and when that happens, consider yourself warned!
HE IS THE ONLY WAY!
You see, His unconditional love is what will ground our unconditional trust, to Himself.
Don’t trust me and my words – TRUST HIM and His.
He will not let you down – He will not disappoint. Eternity will prove.
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Library Photo by Brandon Lopez, Unsplash
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