Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Trusting in the Lord

I love how God speaks to me in so many different ways! Last week my friend Joy sent me a card that arrived just when I needed the reminder to Trust in the Lord! When I opened the card I felt as if the Lord had sent it to me telling me in times of trials I am to not stop trusting Him. It was like a warm hug from Him.

Then a few days later I read Streams in the Desert and this spoke to my heart:
"the richest qualities of a Christian often come out under the north wind of suffering and adversity.  Bruised hearts often emit the fragrance God loveth to smell."

Today God once again spoke to my heart through this same devotional:
George Mueller speaking to the captain of a ship as they were traveling through a thick fog, speaks of his faith in God. He needed to get to his destination to preach and was trusting God to lift the fog. 
"My eye is not on the density of the fog, but on the living God, who controls every circumstance of my life."

Then later today I read this devotional my friend Jennifer wrote.  Her blog is Heart to Hear 
Be sure to go there and read the remainder of this devotion. 

"More than able. God spoke those words to my heart during worship Sunday. It is so easy to slip into a mindset of seeing our problems as mountain-sized in comparison with the small strength we have to meet the crisis. But God is not a man that He should be perplexed by our difficulties.  He is more than able to handle whatever we face. Not only is His strength enough, He says it is actually perfected when we are weak and unable to stand on our own. (2Corinthians 12:9)"...

 Are you in a time of suffering? Does it seem like you are in a dense fog? Does your problem seem so large that you see no way out?
I am trusting God, keeping my eye on Him and believing He is more than able and will act on our behalf. Will you do the same in the midst of all you are going through?

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him,and he will make your paths straight
 Proverbs 3:5-6

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Kathryn D. Duke said...

thanks helpful at this time to have a reminder of Who is control!!

Sewn With Grace said...

What a beautiful card and caring friend. It seems that every day as I get older, I must trust in Him more and more. Have a wonderful Sunday!