After a week of upheaval and uncertainty I find myself feeling very tired. Need-a-nap-and-can’t-find-a-place-to-lay-down-tired. I realized today that I was carrying the weight of my what-ifs too much and not entrusting them enough to the God who is big enough to carry it all.
A dear co-worker and fellow believer heard the story of our house and how God has been moving and cheered for the way God answers prayer. It reminded me of the simple truth that When I follow God I will be blessed, when I fight God it will be a mess.
I don’t mean blindly follow God and I don’t mean blessings like prosperity prayers, I mean the trusting that comes from knowing that God is faithful in His promises. He has a bigger vision, a bigger plan than I will ever fully see or understand, but I trust Him. Just like a child trusts a parent to lead them safely to their destination.
I don’t need every moment planned out, or every turn and stop on a map. God has the controls of the vehicle and I am content to pay attention to the lessons He teaches me and enjoy the scenery out of the window. I started humming another old hymn this afternoon that seems to fit the reality and simplicity of trusting God for the future.
I hope these words fill the spots where worry has cracked your trust… there is simplicity in Faith and God is worth trusting.
Trust and Obey by John H. Sammis
- When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word,
What a glory He sheds on our way!
While we do His good will, He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey.
Trust and obey, for there’s no other way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.
- Not a shadow can rise, not a cloud in the skies,
But His smile quickly drives it away;
Not a doubt or a fear, not a sigh or a tear,
Can abide while we trust and obey.
- Not a burden we bear, not a sorrow we share,
But our toil He doth richly repay;
Not a grief or a loss, not a frown or a cross,
But is blessed if we trust and obey.
- But we never can prove the delights of His love
Until all on the altar we lay;
For the favor He shows, for the joy He bestows,
Are for them who will trust and obey.
- Then in fellowship sweet we will sit at His feet,
Or we’ll walk by His side in the way;
What He says we will do, where He sends we will go;
Never fear, only trust and obey.