Trust

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Do you ever nuzzle down in the stillness with your coffee and wonder where your headed in life? I’ve often wondered if I could trust God enough to move forward into the places He has called me to. It’s the unknown. It’s where my feet haven’t tread yet. It’s a call to come. A call to believe. A call to trust. A call to rely upon His supply and His leading.

You don’t have to trust God with your family size or adopt to trust God, venture across the Midwest in an RV packed with sons and daughters, or travel to distant lands and across an ocean alone. You don’t have to move from your hometown more times than you’d like, let go of your family and friends, or begin a new career to trust God. You don’t have to home educate your children, write blogs, or persist in writing your first novel to show you trust His leading. You don’t have to purge your diet of sugar or overhaul your eating habits to trust God in healing either. Those are just some of the ways God has encouraged me to trust Him over recent years, however, that was then…

Have you ever gazed back over your life and considered the instances you were also called to trust and believe the Holy Spirit? Maybe you chickened out in your obedience and regretted it, like I have before. Or maybe you became aware of repetitious nudges and knew it couldn’t have ever been your idea? Were they wild or out of character for you? Were the ideas counter to your personality or tendencies?  Or were the ideas to step out pushing you to leave habits, familiarity, or pride behind?

Once again, I find myself there. Once again, I must trust His leading on the simplification of our life and the sale of our home. I’ve caught myself stating over a box, with a tape gun gripped in my hand,“I can’t believe we’re doing this–again.” It’s gotten old, gotten redundant, and I know all too well how the moving process goes. Gratefully, I won’t have to say goodbye to anyone else. But…

Sometimes, it takes great courage to go–

and yet, sometimes it may take even greater trust to stay.

Sometimes, it takes great courage to speak–

and yet, sometimes it may take even greater trust to remain silent.

 Sometimes, it takes great courage to do something–

and yet, sometimes it may take even greater trust to remain still.

Our tense trust levels may need continual stretching and more grace for the journey ahead of us, but let’s remember–we aren’t alone, we are trusting Him together. So, let’s encourage each other to heed His voice and obey no matter what, but just remember, I too have been known to follow with knocking knees and sweaty palms. One thing for certain, something I hope you never ever forget when He calls you also–God will always proves Himself faithful–e v e r y    s i n g l e    t i m e.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
 in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight.

Proverbs 3:5-6

 

 

2 thoughts on “Trust

  1. Very interesting as we are in the same position right now, although not being “called” we have to make financially sound choices that are taking us back to where we just left (and felt heavily oppressed while there). We are struggling because we trusted with EVERYTHING and were growing closer to His glory, and then it stopped – dead in it’s tracks. We are feeling very abandoned as we have sacrificed most everything over the last 25 years and are being forced back into survival mode. We have felt His leading but never felt called and are definitely not thriving right now. We have no idea what has happened.

    I know He has a plan for us but it looks like punishment from where we stand
    How do you press forward without putting your relationship with Him on the back burner? I can say I am trusting but they just feel like words and not heartfelt.

    I pray that the changes you and your family are going through are not leaving you feeling as broken as we do.

  2. Dear Sonya, thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and question. When God has lead me to a place of brokenness, I’ve found that even though it wasn’t where I wanted to be lead to–it was where He wanted me. My tears have often watered the seeds He planted long ago–seeds from His word that maybe didn’t take root in my life yet. Promises that I didn’t receive fully up until that point, that I needed for the next steps in the journey. I pray that He will lead you back to those promises, as sometimes we need to take a few steps back, so we can proceed more equipped and closer to Him. His love isn’t conditional on our trust or obedience and neither are His blessings. I will keep you in prayer sister. May God bless you with courage to again welcome and embrace His truths–even if they are ones you have always known. Allow yourself the grace to be still before Him broken and in tears. May He bless you with eyes to see where He’s working, ears to hear the loving guidance of His Holy Spirit, and courage to go or stay where He’s affirming. Remember, our attachment to the Vine matters more than our accomplishments and I pray we will all remember that when we remain in Him–He will do the impossible. Only By His Grace–Kelly Psalm 40:1-2

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