I reflected on what to blog on and the theme that dropped on my mind was PERFECT TRUST IN GOD. Trusting God could seem to be like an easy task but in reality, in total honesty do we really trust God all the way?
While at work listening to music, the song that drew my attention was Through it all by Andrae Crouch . I took time out to reflect on the words of the song. Asking myself questions of if I have been able to trust Jesus through all the trials and tribulations, ups and downs of life, when all around you are not working according to your intentional plans. Could I really say through it all I have learnt to trust Him all the way?
Trusting God during challenging times can be so difficult and frustrating because your mind cant seem to comprehend why you dont have a job yet when you are highly experienced in your field of job application. Or why your marriage is breaking down and the Lord says trust Me I can and will work it out. Could it be that you have found yourself in a difficult dilemma that you cant seem to get out off.
With your mind you know what the Word of God states and with your heart you believe. In my opinion trust has so much to do with the heart than the mind. Because sometimes you might have a deeper understanding of the Word but do you believe without a doubt, beyond reasonable doubt that He is able and willing to see you through it all.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6
God allows you to pass through lonely hours of trials and tribulations so you can learn to trust Jesus Christ all the way through till you receive your breakthrough and triumphant victory in Him.
It is time to thank God for those mountains and valleys that you have been passing through in the past and present. Appreciate Him for walking with you through those mountains and teaching you to trust in Jesus. As He teaches you through the power of the Holy Spirit, you learn to depend completely on His Word.
He never fails, He will never fail you so through it all can you learn to trust and believe in God ? His Word remains the same yersterday, today and forever. When He speaks it comes to pass. Will you be patient through it all to see the end of the matter, for the end is better than the beginning.
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Last week I went with my husband to visit Sandra a family friend who gave birth recently. Before we embarked on our journey, my husband collected Sandra’s address. We planned in advance, by mapping out the address online however the details was not printed. According to the map it was just five minutes walk from the Eden Park Station which she confirmed. Proverbs 16:9 states that a man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps. You can plan as much as you want but Lord directs the steps of the righteous one. In other words, man proposes but God disposes.
We took the train to Eden Park Station, followed the exit to leave the station. Here I was so confident with the map on my phone, checked the map and followed its direction. We spent over 20minutes searching for Sandra’s address, after a long search walking around the area looking for her address, we realised that we missed our way. We decided to call her for redirection to her house and she gave us a Landmark to find the place. This reminded of my walk with the Lord. When it felt like I had missed His direction or taken the wrong route. As a result of my disobedience, blindness to see situations from His perspectives and deafness to hear His true voice, it would take me longer to retrace my steps. Have you missed your way in your walk with the Lord ? Are you lost and you don’t know how to retrace your step? The Lord is calling you to retrace your steps from the point where you missed it and He is waiting for you right there. It can be frustrating to take a reverse turn and time wasting like the children of Israel who spent forty years in wilderness for a journey of less than twelve days.
My story continues, our journey commenced once again determined to get to the address. We asked people around who told us to go back to Eden Park Station and its on the other side of the road. We became frustrated and tired then called Sandra again, who then met us at Eden Park Station and took us through the right pathway. To our greatest surprise there were two exits, north and south, our confusion resulted from passing through the south exit instead of the north. It took less than five minutes to get to Sandra’s home. So disappointed we were to have spent so long a time going in the wrong direction.
Sometimes in life, simple mistakes are made which can be extremely expensive. There are consequences for every mistakes made like in this case we took the wrong route. But the Lord is there to correct your mistakes and put you in the right path. My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord, nor detest His correction; For whom the Lord loves He corrects, just as a father the son in whom he delights Proverbs 3:11-12. Because He is our Heavenly Father and we are His little children, when we go in the wrong direction, He is always there to correct, guide and lead us in the path of righteousness. But the question is? Are you ready to listen to God when He instructs you come back, do a detour and start afresh? You could be so engrossed in the complaints of why it should happen His way. His ways are not our ways and His thoughts are higher than our thoughts (Isaiah 55:8-9). When you plan your life’s journey, put Him in the picture so He can direct your path every step of the way. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths Proverbs 3:5-6. You walk with Him, step by step everyday of your life and He will always be there.
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This a letter from Daddy who loves us dearly. As our heavenly Father’s children, we always need loving, comforting, encouraging, healing and much more from God. While dwelling in His presence, I was encouraged to share these words from Daddy, in a letter format that it will bring healing and restoration to someones life through Christ Jesus
The I’s , Me, My refers to the Lord Jesus while you and yours is the Child.
Verses to meditate on : Isaiah 43:4, Proverbs 3:5-6, Psalm 46:10, John 14:6, Deuteronomy 31:8, Matthew 11:28-30
I love you so much from the depths of My heart. I have your heart and know the intimate matters that bothers you, even the secrets petitions of your heart . I know the strong desires of your heart because I am Lord Almighty, the lover of your soul. I am with you always, never will I leave you nor forsake you.
Dont worry about worry about the pressures of this life. Look I have taken care of it all, only if you could see beyond the situation. I have made a way where there seemed to be no way. The crooked path has been made straight. My yoke is easy and My burden is light, take My yoke, rest in Me. I am taking you to a place of rest, where you do not have to fret about the bits and pieces of life. Be still and know that I am God. Be still, be still I said, I am leading you beside the still waters to restore your soul and make you perfectly whole again.
I know I have broken, crushed you into pieces and you have given up on life. You have stopped in the middle of the road wondering which direction to turn. Life seems so meaningless to you, you have been hurt, disappointed by people you have trusted and loved. My precious child, I am the Potter, you are the clay, I will mold you back the way I want you to be, during this process the clutters, dirty pieces and junks will be taken off. I am the way, the truth and life, follow Me and I will show you the way. Trust Me lean not on your on own understanding and in all your ways acknowledge Me, I will direct your path.
I hope you were blessed by this letter from Daddy. May He strengthen you, guide you and uphold you. This is from Daddy (Heavenly Father) to you.