: trust him when it hurts

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and <sup class="crossreference" style="font-weight: bold; line-height: normal; vertical-align: top;" value="(B)”>do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways <sup class="crossreference" style="font-weight: bold; line-height: normal; vertical-align: top;" value="(C)”>acknowledge him, and he <sup class="crossreference" style="font-weight: bold; line-height: normal; vertical-align: top;" value="(D)”>will make straight your paths.
-Proverbs 3


Trust in the Lord with every bit of heart you can manage to muster. This won’t be easy because you’ve probably been hurt by someone that once held your heart, but still the command remains: Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Trust him with your future. Trust him with your dreams. Trust him when it’s easy. Trust him when the entire world screams that He is untrustworthy. Trust him when it hurts. Trust him when you’re well. Trust him when you don’t understand. 

Trust him when you find yourself at the foot of a sea with an Egyptian army behind you. Trust him when there’s no way out. Remember that the One who made the sea and sky and even those Egyptians is with you.

Do not lean on your own understanding because you have a small understanding after all. You cannot predict when the sea will split open and defy the laws of nature in obedience to the will of God. Look for paths in the water, for open doors and burning bushes, and run to them. These are the fingerprints of God in your life: he has given you access to Glory. He has given you access to a new way of understanding.

He has given you access to Himself, cracking open the sea of our transgression and shame and rebellion with his bare hands. He defied reason, time, gravity, and space by wrapping inexhaustible radiance in a hundred and seventy some odd pounds of skin and bones and blood and water. This is a wildly unpredictable solution hailing from a wildly unpredictable God.

This is the One in whom you can trust, the One on whom you can lean.

One thought on “: trust him when it hurts

  1. This is what the LORD says: “Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who depends on flesh for his strength and whose heart turns away from the LORD. He will be like a bush in the wastelands; he will not see prosperity when it comes. He will dwell in the parched places of the desert, in a salt land where no one lives. “But blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” Jer 17:5-8(NIV)
    One man does not even see when good comes to him… the other man, when heat comes (with the potential of destroying his “leaves”) has no fear or worries. Why? Because his roots are in the stream, trusting and drawing what ever he needs from God. Thanks for sharing you heart Savannah!

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