Monday, November 7, 2011

the one about trust

lately, ive found myself giving advice to others about the very thing i need to hear most. i was in the middle of telling someone recently that they can trust their loved ones into the care of the Lord...they don't need to worry or try to fix the situation because our God is not only able but He knows what is good.

it seems i had forgotten how badly i needed to heed my own advice. i have the hardest time trusting the ones i love most to the Lord. my sisters being far away from home, whenever any family member is in pain or hurting, when someone is sick, even just when my close friends (or sisters) are dating someone i am unsure about - it is hard for me to not want to control the situation. somehow ive fallen into the misconception that i know what is best and that i can fix it.

so instead of resting in the promises of the Lord (He will never leave them nor forsake them; His plans are good & perfect; He is sovereign; He loves them more than i could ever know; He is good and what He does is good; He strengethens the weak; He is near to the broken-hearted), i work myself up into a frenzy, grasping at anything i can do to "help"....when what i need to do most is sit. be still. and TRUST.

and not just trust but trust in God. (things i try to trust instead:: my own wisdom, the situation, people around me, money, my health, my feelings, other people's thoughts & rationale...)

so to train my mind to trust in God at all times, i am trying to memorize some key, pointed passages of Scripture, that i thought id share here. i pray the Lord will teach me through them to sit at His feet, cast all my burdens on Him, and to trust that He is able.
trust in the Lord and lean not on your own understanding. {proverbs 3:5}
trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock. {isaiah 26:4}
trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land of safe pasture. {psalm 37:3 niv}
blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. {jeremiah 17:7}
the Lord is my strength and my shield; in Him my heart trusts, and i am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to Him. {psalm 28:7}
i will say to the Lord, “my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom i trust." {psalm 91:2}

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