"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding..."-Proverbs 3:5
At church last weekend our pastor talked about trusting God. He pointed out how it's often during times of trials and testing that we learn to trust God. I can attest to this in my life, that's for sure. He read a list of things in his life that have taught him to trust and encouraged us to make our own.
Here is mine:
Here is mine:
•When you're dad is diagnosed with cancer when you're in high school...you learn to trust God.
•When your boyfriend finds out he has a brain tumor...you learn to trust God.
•When your dad dies at 52 years old...you learn to trust God.
•When your husband undergoes brain surgery, chemo, and radiation...you learn to trust God.
•When your sister turns to a lifestyle of drugs and you constantly worry that you may get a call that she's dead...you learn to trust God.
•When your husband loses his job...you learn to trust God.
•When you almost lose you mom in a bad car accident that leaves her in intensive care for weeks...you learn to trust God.
•When your husband is having health issues relating to the radiation ten years ago...you learn to trust God.
Life isn't perfect. It can be really hard sometimes. We will all experience times of trials and testing at some point or another, that is a given. But I want to encourage you to cling God no matter what, to draw even closer to Him, to find strength and hope know that He is with You and that He is in control.
I've been through my share of hard times, as we all all have, and one thing I can say for sure is that God has been there through it all. This isn't a post for sympathy, because overall, I have had an amazing life, and I'm blessed with so much more than I deserve. I know that there are tons of people out there who have been through SO MUCH more than I have.
I just want this to show how God has been faithful in my life. I am so thankful for the strength, comfort, peace, and hope that He has always given me through everything. I'm thankful that no matter what I go through, I will always have a hope inside that nothing can take from me. I'm thankful that I have a loving, faithful, and trustworthy God!
I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.-Psalm 91:2