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So we touched on this briefly yesterday, but here is our Truth for today...
We can CHOOSE to Trust...
even when we cannot see!
It's just that sometimes we forget!
This one is so hard, right?
I mean - for me... this is one that I forget time and time again because - gah! I like to see stuff! I like to think that I know how things are going to turn out and while I am a crazy faith girl, there are those curves around the bend that seem rocky and --well, less traveled, and I don't always trust Him along the road...
I don't always see or remember or feel that He is right there with me. Often times when the path takes an unexpected turn or climbs steep and my steps are shaky, I'm pretty easily convinced that He is, in fact, not right there with me!
I give in to the doubt and I begin to wonder if I went astray, if He abandoned me after all, or if He is sending me uncovered, alone and vulnerable... just to teach me a lesson.
I know in my head that this is not who He is. I mostly know it in my heart too, but doubt and fear only need a tiny little opening and they just barge right on in and take over.
I forget that I have a choice in what my heart believes and what my thoughts recite over and over. I can CHOOSE to trust Him. I can choose to take Him at His Word, reminding my soul to praise Him anyway and to remember all the ways He has never let me down!
Not once has He ever abandoned me or left me on my own.
Oh sure... there have been times that I have felt like that was true! But once clarity of thought returns, Scriptures come flooding in!
"I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you." (Heb 13:5)I love how that verse reads in the Amplified... especially when I am feeling forgetful:
“I will never [under any circumstances] desert you [nor give you up nor leave you without support, nor will I in any degree leave you helpless], nor will I forsake or let you down or relax My hold on you [assuredly not]!”I love the 'assuredly not' part!
I remember Scriptures like:
"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (Matt 28:19-20)
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight." (Prov 3:5-6)
"Trust in the Lord and do good; Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord; And He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, and He will do it. He will bring forth your righteousness as the light And your judgment as the noonday." (Ps 37:3-6)And so many others, too!
As I shift my attention and my hope towards the Truth, faith arises and the choice is oh so clear!
I choose to trust, even when I cannot see... because the One who is Truth sees all... and He holds me close, and leads me on. Even if the path I find myself on is not one that He ordained or desired for me (--hello pesky free-will!)... He is beside me nonetheless and He who makes beautiful things out of dust and makes all things new, --well, He is able to make my paths straight and He is able to set me on a road that leads me straight back to His heart.
He can be trusted, sweet readers. Even --or maybe even especially-- when we cannot see Him. When life comes at us hard, and knocks us off balance... lean in to Him!
Choose to trust Him...
Truth is a Person, and no matter what, you can rest assured that He is for you and in you and so completely, passionately in love with you!
...It's just that Sometimes We Forget!
P.S. I'm linking up with these lovely writers:
The Community over at #SmallWonders
Laura Boggess over at #ChasingTheBlueFlower
Holly Barrett for #TestimonyTuesday
KELLY BALARIE FOR #RARALINKUP
KELLY BALARIE FOR #RARALINKUP