Hello everyone! I truly hope that your day is going well! This afternoon...I decided to come and spend some quiet time with God. As I've been starring out my window and thinking about my life, while reflecting on all that God has brought me through...I remember a time, when I can honestly say that I never trusted God. Oh...it was in word...but not in action; because if I would have been trusting God; then I would have probably come out of a lot of problems...a lot quicker than what I did.
Anyways...as I've been sitting here...resting a sore foot; I began to talk with God and pour my heart out to Him. I said... "Lord, I don't understand the extreme pain I've been facing lately...but I do feel that I've learned to trust you, for these uncertain moments in my life." Do we truly know what trusting God is all about? To me, it's saying that if I can't see a way...or something is being allowed within my life, for which I don't understand; then that's ok...because my God is controlling these moments; that He is allowing within my life.
This past Sunday, my husband and I did a study on the first chapter of Job, which is my favorite. It seems like every time I read that chapter....I learn more and more, of what I never knew before. Anyways...as God and Satan were conversing about Job; God asked Satan what he was up to and Satan said that he was roaming to and fro around the earth...probably looking for some weak soul to prey upon. From there, God asked Satan, if he had considered His servant Job. Right then, Satan said that he would; but he also told God that since He had a hedge of protection around him; that this probably wouldn't be possible. Anyways...in the end; God removed that hedge of protection away from Job and allowed Satan to afflict him...only with the understanding that Satan could not destroy Job. Now, if God had the power to do that with Job...and override Satan's power, while using these moments of affliction for something even better, than before the affliction took place; then why can't we trust Him to be that same God for us?
One thing I know...the more and more we allow God to work in our lives...according to His plan; that is when we will begin to see with our own eyes; that He truly is a God that can be trusted...and this is what I've experienced in the past, which is truly helping me to trust God even more, during this time in my life.
As I sit with you right now...I don't know what is happening to me. Why does the pain worsen at times...and why do I feel as if God hasn't heard my cries for help? I don't know...but one thing I know...He is a God that can be trusted...and I choose to trust Him through this darkness, until He leads me, to the place He wants me to be. Remember people...we can't give our lives over to God and tell Him what to do. Instead, we need to know in our hearts; that His word is true...and that He will not fail or forsake us. One thing I know...God is not a liar. Whatever He says...He does do it...and so I don't know about you; but from here on, I'm going to trust God, with all these darkened moments I'm walking through...what about you?
As I finish out my day...I don't know what kind of moments I will walk through; but I'll tell you one thing...I'm so glad that Jesus is right there, to walk through them with me. May I encourage you today, to take Him by the hand...and never let go...and while you're doing that...just rest with a settled feeling; that your God will not let you fall into the hands of defeat...Amen!!
Well...it's time to see what God has planned for me next. Since I came back to work...I've been listening for His still small voice...one moment at a time, rather than going my own way...and I'll tell you; I've experienced the most perfect peace...and why? Because I am now in sync with my God...praise Him!
As we close this special time together, I pray that you too, will learn to let go and trust God, while living one moment at a time; that you too, may experience His perfect and loving peace...Amen!!
Have a good night...and many...many blessings on your day!
It's ALWAYS & ONLY because of HIM!!