Sunday, 6 December 2015

Trust Him

I saw this today on Pinterest and it seemed so good I couldn't help but share it! :)


It really made me think: am I truly content to rest in the Lord and His plans no matter what that means or where I end up or how it may differ from how I think things should go? Am I living my life trusting in God and His provision regardless of my circumstances?

I like the descriptions of each of these as well. Having a "yes" and going ahead with something we want is great, it is "much desired". But when the Lord puts an end to or stops our plans from happening it can sometimes be a demonstration of His mercy and grace as we may not know all the implications (he might stop us from being somewhere where a car accident will happen for instance). Sometimes we may want something to happen but it's a case of waiting, and waiting . . . and waiting some more! Then other times there may be no clear solution at all and all He wants us to do is trust Him when we don't have a clue as to what's ahead.

In each of these situations we are given a chance to glorify God - isn't that an amazing thought!? Doubtless we all fit somewhere in there. I for one find myself in the "not yet" category in some areas of my life, and "trust God" in others, and a week or two ago a "no" happened that in some ways is a blessing and in other ways is frustrating! What struck me as interesting though is that none of these are ultimately a negative outcome. Sure things may not happen as or when I want but GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL. He is still soverign! 

Which means that no matter which way things are going my response should be only to glorify Him more for the ways He is at work, to continue to look for opportunities to serve Him. To realize that our ultimate aim is to glorify Him and point others to Him.

I have challenge for myself at the moment. Rather than looking inwardly and feeling sorry for myself, I want to instead be seeing each "yes", "no", "not yet" and "trust Me" as different opportunties to continue to glorify the Lord. I want to be praying that He will help me to fix my eyes first on Him and trust that everything else will then fall into its proper place. :)

God bless!




3 comments:

  1. Hello Violet. So good to know you through your profile on the blogger and the blog post. I am glad to s stop by your blog post and go through your post which is so encouraging and building confidence in the Lord who hears our prayers. I am a Pastor from Mumbai, India and love to get connected with the people of God around the world to be encouraged, strengthen and praying for one another. I have been in the Pastoral ministry for last 36yrs in this great city of contrast where richest of rich and the poorest of poor live. We reachout t o the poorest of poof and the richerst of rich and the with love of Christ to bring healing to the broken hearted. We also encourage young and the adults from the west to come to Mumbai to work with u s during their vacation time. We would love to have you come with your friends to work with us during your vacation time. I am sure you will have a life changing experience. My email id is : dhwankhede(at)gmail(dot)com and my name is Diwakar Wankhede. Looking forward to hear from you very soon. God's richest blessings on you,your family and friends. Wishing you a very blessed and joyous Christmas season and a very bright, prosperous and Christ centered New year.

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    1. Hello Diwakar! Thanks for your lovely message: it is always wonderful to hear from likeminded brothers and sisters in Christ! Unfortunately my circumstances and other parts of life mean that I won't be heading over to India any time soon, but I will definitely be praying for you and the ministry work that is going on there. God bless and all the best for 2016! From, Violet

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  2. Hello Violet. So good to know you through your profile on the blogger and the blog post. I am glad to s stop by your blog post and go through your post which is so encouraging and building confidence in the Lord who hears our prayers. I am a Pastor from Mumbai, India and love to get connected with the people of God around the world to be encouraged, strengthen and praying for one another. I have been in the Pastoral ministry for last 36yrs in this great city of contrast where richest of rich and the poorest of poor live. We reachout t o the poorest of poof and the richerst of rich and the with love of Christ to bring healing to the broken hearted. We also encourage young and the adults from the west to come to Mumbai to work with u s during their vacation time. We would love to have you come with your friends to work with us during your vacation time. I am sure you will have a life changing experience. My email id is : dhwankhede(at)gmail(dot)com and my name is Diwakar Wankhede. Looking forward to hear from you very soon. God's richest blessings on you,your family and friends. Wishing you a very blessed and joyous Christmas season and a very bright, prosperous and Christ centered New year.

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