I am inspired by a song, which seems to be the norm for me. It is called “Keeping me Guessing” by Francesca Battistelli. The song talks about that we don’t know the route that we are traveling on and that the Lord keeps us guessing. I have found that trust is not something that comes naturally it takes a choice a conscious one. We must choose to continue to take steps forward even when we cannot see the end result.
Trust in the Lord with ALL of your heart, lean not on your own understanding. Acknowledge Him in ALL your ways and He will LEAD your path straight.
Trust is not something that comes naturally for me. I don’t think it comes naturally for any of us. If it came naturally then why would God give us a verse like this. How about others scriptures like Ps 18:1-2? God wants for us to place our trust in Him. Why is that so hard for us? I know I struggle with it myself. Especially in the current season I am in right now.
I get the picture in my head right now of our children when they are young they will often get attached to something that they like to bring them comfort. It might be a pacifier, teddy bear or even a blanket. There comes a time in that child’s life where they grow to a point that using that item in their life is no longer practical. I spoke at a workshop recently about what we use in our life to be our anchor? What is the foundation that holds us firm?? Are we holding to the Anchor that takes us behind the veil of His Presence that is spoken of in:
19 This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, 20 where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.
Jesus is the anchor that holds us firm. It is through our holding onto him and getting into the secret place that literally scares the “Hell” out of us…You see for us to truly trust with ALL our hearts, then we have to face those scary corners of our hearts that make us want to find that thing that brings us comfort; instead of running into the arms of a loving savoir whose perfect love is promised to us to cast out our fears. The other parts of Heb 6 talk of how God swear by himself… why?? You say. As it says later on in that same chapter He is not a man that He should lie. Paul uses the word infallible – a big word “for us common folk” is a phrase I would hear from those I know from different walks of life. That word mean’s that it is something that is incapable from making a mistake. I am sitting here listening to songs right now; it is one of those days that the Lord is sending me lots of songs that speak loudspeakers into my situation right now. His love is here to stay. It seems every time I teach something there is always a lesson for the teacher in what is taught. I think that is a good place to be. Because, then I am never at the place where I think i have it all figured out. NO! I am far from it. Sometimes I think I am acting like that little child having her blanket or favorite bear taken away. Do you still have your old blanket or stuffed animal?? What is it in your life that the Lord is asking you to surrender?? What is the thing you are holding to In the storms you face?? What do you look like when it is taken away??
For me I am challenged to get into the arms of my father and choose to trust that HE knows where He is taking me even when I cannot see it. I am also challenged to not throw a fit because, I can’t have that thing I want for my security. The thing I held to for so long was my husband. In a little over a week it will be one year ago that I lost him to cancer. God has done an amazing job of providing for me. Over the last year my security has been the money I have had to live on. That is almost gone and yet God is challenging me to believe HE will provide for me when I cannot see how that provision is going to come. This is a scary place to be. I am working out my salvation in fear and trembling. I am that scared child standing there with nothing left to cling to other than my loving father. I choose to cling to HIM in this place. To place my trust in HIM no matter how scary it seems. I go to the picture of Indiana Jones standing on the cliff and having to take a step of faith into the unknown. Only to find out the path was in front of him, he just could not see it. Be a true adventurer dare to believe GOD CAN and WILL DO what HE SAYS!
Dare to take him at his word and see what blessings he will bring into your path!