Sunday, March 25, 2012

trust, not fear


To God's glory, not our own.
With faith, not fear.
To love.
To be humble.
To be patient.
To submit.
To study.
To pray.
To be quiet.
To listen.
To hear.
To accept.
To grow.
To seek.
To be still...and know He is God.

    
He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; 
                                                       I will be exalted among the nations,    
I will be exalted in the earth.”Psalm 46:10
To hope.
“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
    “therefore I will hope in him.” Lamentations 3:24


To wait.
The Lord is good to those who wait for him,
    to the soul who seeks him. Lamentations 3:25

To trust.
The LORD is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him. Psalm 28:7

My heart rests in Him.  Sometimes we can't see what the Lord is doing...and then we are faced with the question, "do we fear or do we trust?"  Oh my weary mind and heart are so prone to fear; fear He doesn't hear me, fear I'm not hearing Him.  Fear...fear...fear.  The same thing before each "what if."  
He doesn't call me to fear.  He calls me to trust.  He is faithful.


I love these verses in Lamentations.  Something the Lord showed me during a quiet devotional time after reading the Book of Ruth.  
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
    his mercies never come to an end;
 they are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness.
“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
    “therefore I will hope in him.”
 The Lord is good to those who wait for him,
    to the soul who seeks him.
It is good that one should wait quietly
    for the salvation of the Lord.
It is good for a man that he bear
    the yoke in his youth. Lamentations 3:22-27

Yes, my heart rejoices in His plans.  He sustains me.  I pray Father for Your will to be done, to You alone be the glory!  His ways are not our ways.  His love is abundant for His children.  We can trust, without fear.  :)



1 comment:

Ruth (the blogger) said...

this is beautiful, bree! love you!!!

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