In Others’ Words: What It All Comes Down To
I don’t have a whole lot to say today.
Wednesday was a long day. A difficult day. A discouraging day.
Have you ever fought for something … or rather fought against something that is wrong? I mean written down in black and white wrong? And you aren’t heard? The wrong-ness of it all continues? And it just doesn’t make sense.
Before going another round in this situation — no, I’m not going into details — I told someone, “My hope and confidence is in God.”
And I do trust that God is aware of what is going on — even with things continuing to go wrong. I’m choosing to trust Him in the midst of my frustration and disappointment and yes, even my tears. Just because other people haven’t proven trustworthy doesn’t mean God isn’t trustworthy.
Let me rephrase that: Even when other people aren’t trustworthy, God remains trustworthy. That is what — who — my hope and confidence is in.
Jeremiah 17:7 (NLT) says: But blessed are those who trust in the LORD and have made the LORD their hope and confidence.”
I’m not looking for some extra blessing, as if God’s going to hand out prizes or ribbons or something extra to anyone who chooses to trust Him. No, I think the blessing comes with trusting Him. The blessing is the peace we experience. The inexplicable calmness that sustains us in the midst of discouragement. The whispers of assurance of His presence and His provision. Blessings, one and all.
In Your Words: How are you doing this week? What are you trusting God for? Is there anything I can be praying for you?
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