O taste and see that the Lord is good.
How happy is the man who trusts in Him!
Psalm 34:8 NLV
What a crazy journey we are on.
I would never have thought that when the movers came and loaded up all our worldly possessions into that 18 wheeler nearly 18 months ago that I would be sitting here today, writing this blog, nor would I have ever expected that we would be among the throngs of the unemployed. Who would guess that we would make such a big move only to find ourselves in this tenuous position? Not me.
Our world which seemed to have been righted was flipped upside down in an instant.
Here we are…miles and states away from our dearest friends. Yet, God proves he cares about relationships. He made a way in this desert time to go back to our “second home’ and participate in a special baptism service and spend time with a few friends. Then he allowed us to entertain another dear family in our home just this weekend. And he made a way for us to continue local friendships while being without a church home.
O taste and see that the Lord is good. Psalm 34:8a
As we seek God and employment I can truly say God is good.
“Lord…Give us this day our daily bread”….I pray.
He provides…not just fresh farm eggs. But, fun blue and green colored eggs too.
“Lord…my husband needs the encouragement of a good friend”…I pray.
And a friend sends him a Facebook message saying he realized that they will be driving near our home as they travel home on spring break and would we be able to get together. What a blessing!
“Lord…where do you want me to look next for a job?”…I pray.
The phone rings and the caller asks if I am still available for a position and can I come for an interview (Monday). Yes. Yes!
A reader prays….”Lord, Diane takes lovely photos but she doesn’t have a DSLR camera…will you make a way?”
And each day…not that He needs too…He proves that He is indeed worthy of my trust. Yours too!
How happy is the man (woman – me!) who trusts in Him! Psalm 34:8b
I am learning. Daily. To trust God.
Learning that things do not have to make sense. That things do not need to happen the way our culture thinks things should happen. Learning to believe. To put feet to those beliefs. I wish I had taken to heart 10 and 20 years ago what I am now learning. Maybe I’m a slow learner. Regardless, God has been patient with me. And when I abandon myself and give up my own striving, He does amazing things.
And though I have said it countless times on Sunday mornings in the past…. I can trust God no matter what. I am now able to answer the question the Holy Spirit posed to me 4 years ago… “Yes.” Step by step. Sometimes hour by hour.
My answer then to his question…”Can you really?” was…”I hope so.” That was my very honest response. We really don’t know until we are pressed down. Forsaken. Abandoned.
Each day I have a choice. And each day I am purposefully choosing to trust Him. One step at a time. There have been a few days that I took on the struggle myself…allowing pride to well up and foolishly think that I can do something to change my circumstances. But, on the days that I give up the struggle, humble myself, and trust….what a difference.
Happy am I who trusts in God!
It’s Joy Day!
Joy Day! is the day when we take a few moments to count just ‘seven’ from our week.
Seven things…good and not so good…for which to be grateful.
We do this because God asks us to give thanks in all things.
We do this because we trust Him.
We do this because He loves us.
We do this because it changes our hearts in so doing.
Do you need a happy heart?
Do you need joy?
Join me in counting just seven gifts from the week.
My heart is grateful for…
- Jesus’ resurrection & singing “Christ the Lord is Risen Today” in community
- thoughtless remarks of acquaintances
- bills to be paid
- long distance friends to chat with over the phone
- unexpected gifts
- seeing friends we haven’t seen for 6 years
- walking the town and taking pictures with kindred spirits
My heart is overflowing with joy and gratitude today. Please join me by scrolling down to ‘share your thoughts’ and leave your ‘seven.’ Guaranteed….something will happen. Taste and See that God is Good!
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May your day be filled with God’s goodness and grace in extraordinary measure.
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