Friday, July 09, 2010

T R U S T...



Today is vague, tomorrow is completely unclear. What an incredible idea to trust in the all-knowing Savior, Jesus.

This thought literally woke me up this morning. No kidding. As I started to come awake, there it was, surfacing in my brain. I don't always have these kinds of thoughts upon first rousing. Usually it's ... aargh, morning already?

But today was different. It comforted me, but also made me wonder if I'm supposed to prepare myself for something. God knows our futures, dear friends, and we can TRUST Him implicitly. Yep, these are difficult, unsettling times economically, socially, morally, and ethically. Once in awhile it even feels like NO ONE is in charge. But God is ultimately in control and it's important to keep that little truth at the forefront of our minds.

Are you discouraged, downhearted, tempted to give up? Then LOOK UP! The Lord tells us in His Word that He will never fail, forsake, leave us, or stop loving us. Now, there's something worth clinging to, don't you think?

Isaiah 41:13 says, "I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, 'Do not be afraid, I will help you.'" Does it get any better than that?

Please let me know if you're going through something that requires extra prayer. I promise to bring you to the Lord.

I love you all!

7 comments:

sandielzinga said...

Thanks Shar, this is a beautiful post! After my husband died 8 years ago, I clung to that Isaiah 41 verse. Very comforting.

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Nise' said...

Thanks for the encouragement today!

Rob Roush said...

Thanks for your post Shar.

I am often enamored with the thought that God doesn't just know what will happen tomorrow, He is there, now. God created time and he exists outside time. When we worship Him or pray to Him he sees and hears that worship or prayer throughout all eternity. What an awesome privilege.

SHARLENE said...

Thanks for stopping by, Sandi, Nise, and Rob. Wow, Rob, thanks for sharing your insight. I've thought about the same kinds of things and it boggles the mind, doesn't it.

K.M. Weiland said...

I can't tell you how many times I've offered thanks that God is ultimately in control of my life - and not me. I'd be in big trouble if I had to rely on my judgment and nothing but my judgment!

SHARLENE said...

So appreciate everyone's comments. Thanks for your words, K.M. I totally agree with you! God is faithful!

SHARLENE said...

Thanks for stopping by, everybody!