In Others’ Words: What It All Comes Down To

Jeremiah 17 7 NLT 2016

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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7 Comments

  1. March 31, 2016, 6:44 am   /  Reply

    Beth, yes. We need to keep our hope in God, no matter what’s happening in our lives. I loved what you said here: “I think the blessing comes with trusting Him. The blessing is the peace we experience.” Such a good perspective today.

    As for me, I’m doing okay. There’ve been a few unexpected things in my week, but that’s okay. I’m trying to roll with God, and “unexpecteds” are part of this process. For me, I would appreciate prayer for re-establishing some habits that need to be picked up again.

    I’m praying for you too.

    • March 31, 2016, 11:05 am   /  Reply

      Ah, the unexpected in our lives … accepting that they are part of the process of trusting God. So true, Jeanne. Praying for you, too, Jeanne.

  2. March 31, 2016, 8:55 am   /  Reply

    Beth, I’m sorry for your trouble, and have you in my prayers. I hate that evil has touched your life. I just hate it.

    Still dealing with a relapse of the flu; high fever (broke the thermometer, it went so high, over 106) and a completely closed (and very sore) throat. I have had to emulate Captain von Trapp, and develop whistle-calls for each dog, as I can not speak at all.

    • March 31, 2016, 11:05 am   /  Reply

      And yet, in the midst of all the struggles, your sense of humor persists.
      Praying for you, my friend.

  3. March 31, 2016, 9:20 am   /  Reply

    I’m continuing to pray and completely join with you and others for a totally workable and redemptive outcome here.

    • March 31, 2016, 11:06 am   /  Reply

      Thank you, Dee. Thanking God for you.

  4. April 1, 2016, 1:28 pm   /  Reply

    Always a reminder I need. Thank you for this. Hugs, friend. Can’t wait to see you on Saturday.

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