Sunday, June 10, 2012

Trust in the Lord

I've been having to remember those two little words. Those two powerful words - Trust Jesus! There has been some things going on in extended family that has been difficult for many others in the family. The turmoil hasn't been caused by purpose. It's just something that has happened because of choices and the past coming back to visit us. Do you ever think the past is just that? Past? You just never know because different people have different views on an issue or a person and the door to the past can be flung wide open, no matter how hard you try to keep it shut. When that door opens wide, you better hang on to the only one that can make sense of it all - Jesus.

I was really upset when this situation came up but then I realized that I was not in control. God is. Me getting upset, even for the right reasons, wasn't going to help anyone. Most of all, me. I made up my mind to give everything to God because, as my Pastor loves to remind us, it's all for our good and His glory. God is the same yesterday, today and always, so this fact never changes. He always loves us more than we can imagine and is with us through every situation.

I've seen the truth and the assurance of leaning on God so much over the past seven years. It really is in the troubled times that we see God do His greatest work. I've learned to let things go easier than I used to because I have seen God work so many miracles in my life and my family's life. He has given me a peace that surpasses all understanding. You have to understand that I used to be a worrier. The kind of worrier that would wake up in the middle of the night and fret for hours over something. One day I realized that all the things I had fretted about had never happened or if they did, they weren't nearly has horrible as I thought they would be because the Lord did work through the situation. I decided right there and then never to lose sleep again by being a worrier and I never have again.

Yes, this latest issue is difficult and it hurts my heart to see people I love going through it, but I also know that the Lord who has been with me and given me peace, is also in control of this situation and will give the peace for those involved. He truly will work everything according to His wonderful plan.

If you're dealing with a difficult situation, pain, health issue, financial issue, or whatever the painful situation is, give it to the Lord and allow him to work his plan. Don't fret over it, but pray over it and know that He truly will work it out. I'm so thankful to the Lord for that assurance!

God bless you - Julie


  1. ~Amen! Beautiful words to ponder this morning! I am sorry to hear of your family situation. May you find comfort in your two words :)

  2. Bless your heart, praying for you.


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