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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Trust Him

God desires us to trust Him. We often say we do, but when it comes right down to it, it is questionable.

A bow broke on my glasses. I went through all the questions of how to get it fixed … and then I remembered --

God knows my need. God knows I need my glasses to read and to work. God knows.
What have I to worry about? He knows. He will take care of it. It won’t be too late, but right on time.

He said He would. Remembering what He has said is important, but then we need to act on it.

He said He would and I believed.

That is Trust.

You live one place. You want to live elsewhere. You want a house. You look and search, you find. You think this could work, and then almost immediately, you start thinking of all the negatives -- There’s no basement, It costs too much, It’s further away from work, There’s not enough time to pack, We have too much stuff.

The negatives crop up all the time. There is no end in sight of all that is wrong or could be wrong  or might be wrong.

But there are positives too -- closer to schools, closer to shopping, closer to playgrounds,
It has a big yard, It is more private.

And a chance to trust God.

Even if you are not yet a believer, chances to trust God are at every turn and the more we learn to trust Him, to believe in His promises, the more we will know Him.

He hears your request, He helps you find, He makes it work for you, He knows what you need.

Of course we don’t see the big picture. We think the time is too soon or it’s too late or we should wait.

God knows what we need always. He is the one who sets things in motion, who arranges things to best suit His plan for us. Of course we do have to keep our focus on Him.

We think everything moves according to our personal timetable, but it does not.

My husband, Jim, likes to teach Bible Study. He usually fills in for another in an adult Sunday School class when they are gone. But this time, no. In late December, another
was asked – 13 weeks and it wasn’t going to be Jim. He was disappointed. He didn't understand why.

But God saw the bigger picture. He knew what was coming and He knew Jim would be needed. God knew a pastor in Dunkerton, north of Cedar Rapids, would take his own life.  He knew Jim would be the one asked to help lead the congregation through the troubled times ahead. God knew Jim was the right person for such a time as this. But Jim didn't know any of this at the time. He had to wait for God to reveal it to him. He had to trust.

God called Jim to preach many years ago. He called him too into the hospice ministry.
God knows everything.

We know He is able. We know there is much we cannot do. We think we can do anything, but without Christ living in us and through us, the strength we have is very weak.

God is our strength. And it is Him we Trust.  

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"Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will direct your paths." - Proverbs 3:5-6