Good Sunday to you. Welcome to what is suppose to be at least a partially rainy day here in Northeast Ohio. We’ve already had 4 or 5 rainy, gloomy days in a row. I’m not complaining too much as at least it is not 4 or 5 days of snow.
This Week’s Verse
Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers,
and blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord.
You can’t have one without the other in this week’s verse. Obedience to God’s word equals trusting Him and trusting Him equals obedience to His word. The two parts go hand in hand. Is it tough to trust and obey? Heck yes!
But there is no other way, even while trying to rebuild my career into one that pays the bills.
Announcement regarding my career is coming next weekend.
In All Circumstances
So whatever you are going through, remember to trust and obey God and all will work out for good in His time (that’s tough to accept as well).
Trust and Obey Hymn
Call me old fashioned but there is nothing like a hymn sung by a church choir accompanied by an organ and piano. (Sorry Pastor Dan) 😀
The verses used in this weekly series are from Norman Vincent Peale’s 52 Weeks To A Positive Life, which is a series of 52 cards. However, the card for week #4 is missing. So I found another Bible verse that is not in the cards.
This is one of my favorite verses and there is a magnetic book mark standing on my desk to keep this verse front and center in my mind. I find it very comforting and uplifting. Hopefully you do as well.
May you overflow with hope this week.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.
Trust is tough, whether it is trusting God or your fellow humans. You must work at trusting in order to move forward in your grief. It will take a lifetime of work to come to the point where you completely trust everyone.
It is easier to trust God than humans because we humans are imperfect and let each other down. God is perfect and will never fail you because He is the same today, as He was yesterday, and as He will be tomorrow.
God has not failed to provide for me during the past 7 years of widowhood and 6 years career instability. There was always food on the table, a roof over my head, a car in the garage, gas in the car and heat and air conditioning – and there still is today.
These are the two best ways I know to work on developing trust:
- Make a list is the best way to see God’s provision in your life. Start with your basic needs and add to the list everyday as you think of what He has and is doing for you.
- Pray to God for him to grow your trust in both Him and the people in your life. He will do this by putting you in situations where you need to trust Him and people because that is how He works.
All I have seen teaches me to trust the creator for all I have not seen.
Ralph Waldo Emerson