When God Trusts Me

 

So, I’ve been thinking. What does trust really mean?

When I looked it up in the dictionary, I discovered that trusting is “believing in reliability, truth, ability, or strength.”

God has reminded me over the past couple weeks that I need to cast all my cares on Him. I must fully surrender each aspect of my life to His capable hands.

Trust Him with my children as they go through each stage of life. My son will be just fine when he rides his bike to school. Alone.

Trust Him with my writing journey and book sales. The proper resources and people will be put into place at just the right time.

Trust Him with friends and family who must make their own choices, and that it’s okay if they make mistakes because He’ll be there to help them get back on track.

And in return, He showed me how much He trusts me.

Have you ever thought about that concept before? Not I…

God brought some people into my life that desperately needed help. A man who lost his job, a struggling overworked mother, a young woman stuck in an unhealthy relationship. I was happy to help, to offer what I had. To pray over each situation and ask for God’s additional power, protection, and provision.

I have come to realize that helping others is a privilege.

God trusted me with these people – He knew I’d rise to the occasion, seek His wisdom and offer what I could.

For each situation that occurred, God knew that He could use me as a vessel to accomplish His purpose. As I learn to surrender to Him more and more, He in turn trusts me with more tasks.

And as I continue to seek and trust Him, I hope I always respond like Isaiah. “Here I am, Lord. Send me.” (Isaiah 6:8)

 

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  1. Jen, a few years ago I voluntarily swapped my job ( teacher) for being at home. I am still busy starting up a project (so I too can add to our small income) of which writing is one. Since my ‘at home time’ I seem to spend more and more time being there for people who need someone (me?) t be there for them. Small things, some bigger. I actually am busier than when I worked from as a teacher ( which is saying something) that I don’t get to write as much as I would like ( and ought).
    Last week we sold our recreational property which had been for sale for some time, 2 and half years in fact! Our financial worries haven’t been totally solved but are a long way improved due to the sale.
    In God’s time – not ours. The purchasers are just PERFECT. I now have the space and freedom to once again commit more time to my writing – without the stress – the HAVE TO!
    I too need to TRUST more. I don’t doubt God and His intentions for me – just have a problem with His timing!
    Loved reading your blog- a great support place to visit! Always pleasant and identifiable.
    Thank you.

    Anita

    Have a blessed week!

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