Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Do you really?

Something I have thought about in the past is how God takes us through things, stretches us and brings us one step at a time through learning something. He doesn't whack us over the head, asking us why we don't get it yet. He gently and lovingly teaches us.

If you asked me last month even if I would be alright with having absolutely no idea what was next, including a job for my husband, I probably would have been more than a little hesitant.
If you had asked me that five years ago I really would not have been alright with it.
When my husband even shared with me a couple of days ago how he was feeling about a job prospect, I felt leery.

But, do I really take God at His Word, or do I only believe it when my plans are in place and my ducks are in a row?
We are memorizing Psalm 34 together right now (although he has been more diligent in this than I, I have to admit).

When I read and say I will bless the LORD at all times;
his praise shall continually be in my mouth. (vs 1) are those just empty words, or will I live them?

Oh, fear the LORD, you his saints,
for those who fear him have no lack!
The young lions suffer want and hunger;
but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing. (vs 9-10)

These are verses that I and we have come to live by. They are not just pretty poetry that bring a flutter or a thrill to the heart. They are unchanging truths. If I don't have something, it's not good for me. So what I have is good and is from the Lord.
He's brought me and us through a lot for me to be in the place where I can say this from my heart.
To be honest with you, I don't fully understand this peace. But I believe it comes from knowing we are following God's will for us and knowing He will continue to take care of us no matter what.

Because as I told someone dear to me a little while ago, yes, I believe He can be trusted no matter what and will never let me down.

1 comment:

andrewshaver said...

Thanks for your thoughts. I'm proud of you. You need to write more, because you are good at it. Even though young lions might go hungry, we indeed have nothing lacking. God is good!