“My Heart is confident in you, O God; No wonder I can sing your praises!
Wake up, my soul! Wake up, O harp and lyre!
I will waken the dawn with my song. I will thank you, Lord, in front of all the people.
I will sing your praises among the nations.
For your unfailing love is as high as the heavens. Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.” Psalm 57:7-9
These verses have been a comfort to me today. There are a lot of things happening in my life right now that are a bit scary. As a family we are facing a lot of unknowns. The next five years I believe will contain a lot of difficult things that we will have to navigate. It sort of feels like we are traveling down a river, and we know in general what is coming. We have a map that gives us a few clues as to some major obstacles that are before us. We have never experienced those obstacles before, but we know that they are coming down the river.
Yet in the midst of the unknowns and the knowns, while we wait to see what the river will bring next there is a quiet confidence.
In the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence, and His children will have refuge. Proverbs 14: 26
I am restful as I wait for the answers. I have been surprised by that, because usually my heart is very anxious in difficult times such as this. I have often wondered if maybe I am not trusting the Lord and that is why my heart is so anxious so much of the time. This time my heart is quiet and confident that the Lord is here with us now, and he will be there tomorrow whenever we know what is coming. I am so thankful that God is a place of refuge and confidence. I am so glad that God is so much bigger than anything we will ever face. I don’t have to walk this dark road alone.
Are you facing a dark path before you? Does the future seem bleak and scary? I can relate, but we can know that God is bigger. How much do you trust that God is good? Ultimately that is one of the biggest questions that I have been having to answer. Who is God really? Is god this person up in heaven waiting for me to mess up and fail again so he can punish me, while he sits and laughs at my failure and mess? Or is God someone who has been gently and lovingly pursuing me my whole life calling me and wooing me to be His own?
As we have been going through the Blogging Through the Bible series with GoodMorningGirls.org. I have noticed a theme in our Bible readings over the past months. God is constantly pursuing mankind. He pursued Adam and Eve, He pursued Abraham and Sarah, He pursued Joseph and his brothers. Then we watched as God pursued Moses and guided him as he led the people of Israel to the land of promise. And we watched how God pursued the Israelites while they constantly complained, and griped, and whined. I don’t know how many times they accused God of trying to kill them, but they sure did it a lot. It seems that they forgot who God really is. They forgot that they can trust Him when life gets scary. I am so much like the people of Israel as they walked through the desert. Their grumbling is so much like my own, their lack of trust reflects my own lack of trust. I don’t want to be that type of Christian any more.
Do you believe that you can trust God so much and rest in Him even if He were to allow someone you love to die? Is your faith that big? I want mine to be. I want to rest in quiet confidence knowing that God is wiser than I am, and God is bigger than I am, and no matter what I might think I see God knows what is really happening right now.
You can trust HIM!
What is breaking your heart today? Are you watching a loved one walk the path that cancer forces them to walk? Are you facing financial trouble? Are you wondering how you can get up and face tomorrow? Please here me…. GOD IS THERE. He is already there, he knows and He is with us. If I can pray for you, please let me know in the comments.