Skip to main content

Day 12 ~ To Trust - Perchance to Rest

Are you hemmed in? The Lord impressed upon my heart the need to focus on trust and to invite others to come with me on the journey. Many of you decided to join me and we are definitely in this together, but it is not easy!

Mt. 11:28 I will give you rest.
photo credit: Sergiu Bacioiu via photopin cc 

My Struggle: This week presented some interesting and intriguing challenges for which I do not have a solution or an answer. I am "hemmed in" and quite honestly, this is not what I would choose.
It is during these times of being "hemmed in" that I struggle and squirm and hold on for dear life. In a sense, I am grasping for more certainty and stability, and less of the awkward and uncomfortable situation(s) where I find myself.

The Recognition: My only choice is to seek the help, guidance, and provision of the One who loves me gave Himself for me. Psalm 139:5 says,


 You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me.

In this Scripture passage, David recognized that the God of the universe, placed him in his current situation and he was "hemmed in." However, while David was "hemmed in," he also remembered that God's hand was upon him. The stability and certainty I desperately want and need are only found by placing complete trust in Jesus and recognizing that His hand is upon me.

His Purpose: Perhaps these awkward and unwelcome situations that we all experience are a Divine Intervention. The Savior loves us enough to allow these circumstances in our lives to develop more of our trust in Him. And by extension, we see more of who He is -- more of the character of God.

So, I ask - are you being hemmed in? Are you in a place where you have no other choice but to recognize that God's hand is upon you? If you have a personal relationship with Jesus, trusting the God of the universe with every part of your being is one of the most restful and freeing experiences you could ever have in this life. If not tested and tried...how is our level of trust or dependence upon Christ strengthened? 





Comments

Popular posts from this blog

What Does Your "Busyometer" Read?

"And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.Acts 2:42 (KJV)Life can get very busy and the speed at which we function can quickly accelerate to one where we feel we have completely lost control.  We need to slam on the brakes!  How do we stop the proverbial hamster wheel and come up for air?

Recognize the Posted Speed Limit. We must recognize the speed to which we have been called.  And yes, there are times in our lives when the speed seems incredibly fast and we cannot slow down; the truth is, some seasons in life are like that.  However, there are other times in our lives when we must eliminate those activities that were not put upon us by God, but rather our own doing for myriad reasons.



Adjust Your Speed. Once we realize who we are and what God is calling us to do, we are then required to adjust our speed.  Look at what the multitudes did upon hearing Peter speak: 1) they gave their lives to Christ…

5 Tips for Keeping Those New Year's Resolutions!

The Hunt.  Have you already started pondering those New Year's Resolutions?  How many resolutions have you kept over the years?  Maybe you have made a resolution to keep your resolutions!  We hope and desire change, generally for good things, and we often find ourselves disappointed at the outcome.  If you want to be the type of person who keeps their New Year's resolutions and has positive change occur in your life, consider the following tips as you approach 2018.


The Thrill of Victoryphoto credit: Dushan and Miae Victory Forever via photopin(license)
The Perspective.  If we want to be successful in our hunt for the resolutions we desire we must maintain the proper perspective.  Here are five tips to get us all going for the New Year. Pray.  First, as followers of Christ, we need to align our thinking to His and that includes the goals/resolutions we set for ourselves.  Is the resolution we are considering something that the Lord wants for us in 2018?  Is this something He is a…

Tired of the TO DO Lists?

The Great Grind: If you're anything like me, your life is filled to overflowing with the necessities and then some!  I'm sure you have a life filled with the daily grind of shopping, cooking, cleaning, working, going to the Doctor, going to the bank, running to the pharmacy, taking care of the sick pet, thinking of meals for the upcoming week, taking care of the children, and if you home school your children - lesson planning, grading, teaching, gathering material and then there's paying the bills, cutting coupons to save money, and oh yes, the beloved laundry!  And the defining moment when you realize you do not have any clean underwear for the next morning...ugh.  


The Great Grind photo credit: Informedmag writing business plans - Credit to informedmag.com via photopin(license)
The Great Loss:So, I highlighted some things that are probably common to most of us in the daily grind but there is one VERY important piece I failed to mention.  Our relationship with the Lord is of…

Google+ Followers

BG Badge

BG Badge
Bible Gateway Blogger