Sunday, February 1, 2015



Trust in the Lord
And lean not on your understanding

Be strong, banish fear and doubt. Remember the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9

The road ahead is unknown for all of us. Some take the path of least resistance; others beat out a new path. The choices are ours to make. Choose to be courageous and extraordinary, after all that is the way God made you. Different from everyone else and particularly gifted to fulfill a role in life only you can fill.

Being courageous does not mean being foolish. Trying to climb a mountain without proper training is likely to be a disaster. Climbing with the right equipment and instruction can lead to an exciting adventure.

“I am weak,” does not mean, “I am helpless.” God gives us the ability to do whatever is set before us. He is with us through the trials and setbacks. God is in our corner whether we succeed or fail. Each is a lesson learned as we head on down the road, ready for new experiences, fearless and trusting. 

Five trust affirmations from the Book of Psalms:
  • Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you. Psalm 9:10 NIV
  • But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. Psalm 13:5 NIV
  • The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple. Psalm 19:7 NIV
  • The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him. Psalm 28:7 NIV
  • God I trust and am not afraid. What can man do to me? Psalm 56:11 NIV
Oswald Chambers, a teacher and speaker in the early 20th century, and author of "My Utmost for His Highest," wrote, "I have to learn that the aim in life is God's, not mine. God is using me from His great personal standpoint, and all He asks of me is that I trust Him, and never say – Lord, this gives me such heart-ache.... He simply asks me to have implicit faith in Himself and in His goodness."

When I have that heartache, the question of why, I am reminded that trust can be my only response. The road ahead is sometimes rocky, sometimes difficult, often challenging, that doesn't mean I shouldn't walk down it trusting full out that I have the Lord of all in my corner.

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