“Trust in the Lord with all you heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6 NLT
2012 was a year of hardship and losses for me. Losing my job was a difficult thing for me because I didn’t understand what God was doing and it was hard to accept the fact that I had lost my job. I started to seek the Lord on where He wanted me and what His will was for my life. The Lord started showing me areas where I could get involved in at the church, where I could step out of my comfort zone and get plugged in, because now I had more time on my hands. If I had been working I would have been too busy to get involved.
It’s been over a year and I’m still not working. I’m not quite sure what the Lord wants to do in my life as far as a job. But through this whole time I have trusted God for His provision and on what He is doing and I know that something will come up in His timing. For now, He is taking me on a journey of stepping out of my comfort zone and having that closer walk with him.
If we put our trust in God He is faithful to guide us. He wants to guide us because He has only the best for each one of us and He knows all things about us. Our understanding is limited to this world and what we know for this day, but God sees the bigger picture. He knows what is ahead of us. Can you imagine that? All we have to do is let go of all our worries, ideas, and needs and trust God. He will take care of it all and give us a peace that is unexplainable.
Jeremiah 17:7-8 “But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence. They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought. Their leaves stay green and they never stop producing fruit.”
So may we be planted in the Word of God. May we trust Him to lead us and guide us so that when times of difficulty come we will not be easily moved because the Word is hidden in our hearts.