Random thoughts of the week include thoughts such as:
- Seeing the sun makes the whole day feel a lot better.
We have hold a chilly, gloomy week; so when the sun came out today, I noticed! It helped improve our spirits!
- One nice thing about having no more babies is that all the children are all potty-trained.
I am helping to potty train the girl I babysit. She is doing great, but I am reminded of how little I like the potty training process.
What does it mean to trust in God with all your heart?
Do I really trust God? Do you really trust God?
Here is what Benson’s Commentary says:
Trust in the Lord with all thy heart — Wholly and securely rely upon God’s wisdom, power, and goodness, and upon his providence and promises, for direction and help in all thine affairs and dangers.
Lean not to thine own understanding — Think not to accomplish thy designs by the strength of thine own understanding, without God’s blessing.
I need to run to God in those moments where I don’t know where to turn or what to do next. When life gets complicated or confusing, go to God’s Word for His wisdom! Too many times I know that I rely on my own thinking and maneuvering. How do I know this? Because I do not turn to God for His help. He is available all the time and He longs to hear from me. In all my ways I need to acknowledge His omniscience, omnipotence, and care for me–and then He can direct my paths!
We live like practical atheists when we ignore our direct access to him and do not acknowledge Him when we have difficulties. When we worry or fret, we show that we do not truly trust Him. When we let our priorities get all messed up because we have to do it all ourselves instead of relying on Him, we show that we do not believe He can help us.
So, do you trust God? Really?
Does the way you live and and your prayer life demonstrate that you trust Him?
I know that I need to more fully trust God.
Here is a good quote from Jon Bloom:
In exercising faith — trusting fully in the Lord and not leaning on our own understanding — we’re not setting aside our intellect. We’re resting our intellect upon the intellect of God. Nothing is wiser or saner. To do so is to allow him to direct our paths, which not only lead to ultimate joy, but also make the journey itself, even when laden with sorrow, joyful (2 Corinthians 6:10). And it preserves for us all the pleasures God provides us in the world. To not do this is the height of foolishness and the path to misery.
So let us choose joy today by not leaning on our own understanding but in sweet, childlike trust on the sure foundation of our loving Creator’s omniscience.
More verses on trusting God:
- And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee. Psalm 9:10
- But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.Psalm 13:5
- Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the Lord our God. Psalm 20:7
- What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee. Psalm 56:3
- O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee. Psalm 84:12
- He that trusteth in his riches shall fall; but the righteous shall flourish as a branch. Proverbs 11:28
- Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation. Isaiah 12:22
Here are some of my favorite posts from last week:
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- It Was Just a Set of Steps from Oh Honestly: Do those little things with your children now before it is too late!
- Needing God During Deployment from The Few, The Proud, and This Marine Wife: I loved how this post gave a peek into the lives of what the spouses have to go through when their military husband/wife is deployed. Here we see a turning to and a trusting in God.
- Why We MUST Have Boundaries in our Marriages !!!! from Mary and Martha’s House: very good post about protecting your marriage.
- 31 Heart-Revealing Questions to Ask your Kids from Joy in My Kitchen: Here are some questions you can ask your kids when you want them to really talk to you.
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