Hello everyone…and how are you doing today? Before we begin our visit, I want you to know that you have been in my daily prayers…and no matter what we face in this life…trusting God, rather than the problem; becomes the path that can truly draw us closer to Him, while leading us further away from these darkened moments of despair.
There is probably one thing you don’t know about me…and that is that most times, when I write, I haven’t a clue, as to what I will be typing on the screen before me…that is until I begin my time alone with God; but tonight, as I was getting around for the evening, a song came into my thoughts titled… “I Can Trust Jesus”…and today, I would like to share a few of the lyrics to that song with you…and it goes a little like this… “God picked up a sparrow; that could no longer fly. He brushed off his wounds and then watched it soar into the sky. If He's mindful of creation, on this I can depend; I am His child and I can place all my trust in Him. I can trust Jesus…I can trust Jesus; He never once has failed to meet my needs. He is my strong tower; the strength in my weakest hour. I can trust Jesus; He takes care of me.”
After listening to this song, God began to take me even deeper in thought. I just wonder…do we truly trust Jesus, during the hard and difficult times of life? Maybe we are living with fear and an unsettled feeling right now; because we are placing our trust in the problem and how we find ourselves perceiving it. One thing I do know…when we trust in God; then it’s as if we have placed our hand in His and said, “Ok Lord, I trust you to take care of me…no matter what stands before me right now;” but on the other hand…have you stopped to think that when we become caught up, in the trying times that are standing before us; that this too can become a form of trust…a bad form of trust…one where we have placed our hand into the hand of the problem and said, “Ok…keep leading me in your direction; because I always need to know what you are up to.” The only problem with this; is that this form of trust only leads us further into despair…where sadness and depression also become our companions in life.
Tonight, as I was thumbing through God’s word, He began to lead me to a beautiful Bible verse in Nahum 1:7…and we read… “The LORD is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him.” Today can you say that God knows that you are truly seeking His help, while taking refuge in Him…or have you sought refuge with what is going on in this world? We need to realize that our thoughts and actions truly determine how we will feel and react, during these hard and difficult times of life. In other words…if your thoughts and actions are allowing you to rise above these problems; then you will truly experience the perfect peace of God; but if you are racing, to keep in tune with everything that is going on around you; then all you will probably experience; is anxiety, fear…and a very overwhelming feeling. Like I told you a few days ago…I have truly had peace, in the midst of what has taken place with this virus…and one thing that I have truly come to see through it all; is that I have placed my trust in God; otherwise, I would probably have all of this on my mind night and day.
You know…God longs so much to be our stronghold in the day of trouble; but first, we must be able to trust Him and let go of everything except for Him; so He has free reign of these moments we’re experiencing. When we can truly let go of every thought that is attempting to imprison us in despair and take refuge in Him; that is when we will truly experience His presence, even in the midst of this awful storm we’re walking through.
Today, may I encourage you to stop placing your trust, in what is going on in this world…and instead…begin anew, by placing your trust in the One who longs to be everything, for everything you need.
Please take care and have a very special day…and I will hope to be with you again real soon!
Many…many blessings on your day!
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