Saturday, September 20, 2008
I woke up in the middle of the night, and the word "trust" came into my mind. Just woke me up from a sound sleep. This word has been staying with me since then, so I can only feel that God has planted this word into my mind.
Trust and I have been going around in circles for years. My trust has been broken so many times by others, people that I had given my trust to completely.
Out of curiosity, I put the word "trust" into the Bible search that's on the sidebar. There are 164 verses in the Bible with the word "trust" in them. God has certainly used this word quite a bit in His inspired word. As I searched through some of these verses, this one particularly stood out to me:
You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD, is the Rock eternal........Isaiah 26:3-4
I know that there are areas of my life where I may feel that I trust God, but I am not putting my trust in Him completely. I need to stop placing God in the same category as those others who broke my trust. He is God, and He can be trusted.
As I prayed this morning, I asked God to show me the way, help to increase my trust in Him, to fill me with the Holy Spirit to guide me through this day.
After I pray every morning, I sit very still and quiet, and ask God, "Is there anything you want to say to me today?" And this morning, I definitely felt His presence--telling me that He has only good for me--regardless of the way I may perceive things, He wishes me no harm, He loves me as His child and I am the daughter of the King.
And so I pray, and I ask you to pray with me:
My Heavenly Father,
Thank you for this day that you have given me. Thank you for filling my heart this morning with your thoughts. Help me to always realize that I am Your daughter, the daughter of the King, and that I am perfectly and fulled loved. Please increase my faith and trust in you to the point where I will always look to you for the answer, knowing that You are in control and wish me no harm, only good--and that You will use every circumstance that has and will enter my life for Your good and holy plans.
Thank you for always being there for me. I love and praise you!
In Jesus' precious name.......