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Trust the Lord

Life is definitely not always easy. In the human experience we each have times of extreme joy and of extreme sadness. How we deal with the problems in our lives says a lot about who we are as people. One of the people that we often don’t seek out for assistance is God.

This year has been all about change. As my time at work winds down and Alison gets closer to graduation, we’re preparing to move our family and start really a whole new life. We’ve been sick, there’s been stress, and lots of curve balls. As I’ve gone through these challenges, I’ve been considering what it really means to trust in God. In all of the difficulties, I found myself not taking the issues up in prayer. It was quite foolish of me.

There’s a balance that we must find in our spiritual walk. On the one hand, we’re supposed to trust that God will provide for all that we need. He will and He does. On the other hand, we’re not supposed to sit around and wait for God to fix our lives. We are God’s hands and feet in this world. The things we do can cause Him to be felt in our own lives and in the lives of others.

Trust is just a hard concept all around. We want to maintain as much control as we can over the things in our lives, but it’s also healthy to accept that we can’t control everything. Carrying around the stresses and burdens of our lives solely by ourselves is not only bad for us, it’s not the way it’s supposed to be. As children, our parents carried the load for us frequently. We should rely on God the same way.

Each day, in good times and in bad, we should be constantly repeating the phrase “Jesus, I trust in you.” We should say it with conviction and with belief. Because while we are players in God’s plan, we’re not the designer of the universe. We should pray that we are the instruments that God needs us to be today.

God is bigger than your illness. God is bigger than your problems at work. God is bigger than your marital struggle. He has conquered it all. So turn to Him in humility and in trust and let His Will, not yours be done.
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