Trust

Letting go of every single dream
I lay each one down at Your feet
Every moment of my wandering
Never changes what You see

 

One year ago, I sat in this same spot typing away heart and soul for my first ever 31 day writing challenge. And challenge it was, coming right smack at the beginning of a life-sized trial. My husband and I had just experienced the direct outcome of a downsized economic crisis. His career took a sudden turn after eleven years in the same position; and before we knew it we were unemployed.

 

As we walked into a desert season, the Lord used people to encourage and pray for us. God was faithful to meet us each day with scripture, a song, or gifts from friends. Although I was writing a lot initially, I found it difficult to pen what was happening in our story. When you’re going through treacherous terrain, it is impossible to see the forest despite the trees. Everywhere you look towering obstacles surround on all sides.

When the storm had reached it’s climax, we felt as if God had forgotten to send us an answer. We kept asking Him to move mountains on our behalf; we were waiting for Him to part the sea! But instead He commanded us to “lay it down.” So we did. I felt like Much Afraid in Hinds Feet on High Places when she lays her heart on the alter.
We began to walk the long trail up the mountain of sacrifice, when at the eleventh hour, the Lord provided a way! He always does. He spoke to me very plainly with the tone of a Father, “The sacrifice was never yours.”
Thankfully I write with confidence on this side of things. We have been blessed with employment and God has shown his faithfulness in many ways. I can only begin to scratch the surface of the greater work God has begun in our hearts, but there have been stones of remembrance along the way.

Trusting the Lord means holding onto His promises and hiding His word in our hearts.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. {Proverb 3:5-6}

“But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence.” {Jeremiah 17:7}

Lauren Daigle – Trust In You

When You don’t move the mountains I’m needing You to move
When You don’t part the waters I wish I could walk through
When You don’t give the answers as I cry out to You
I will trust, I will trust, I will trust in You!

 

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