Friday, June 19, 2009

I Am Trusting

Last year I focused on memorizing Bible verses that revolved around trusting God. One of these verses was Psalm 37:4--

Commit your way to the Lord. Trust in him and he will act.
It's a simple verse to memorize but it packs a punch when applying it to one's personal life.It has been a particularly poignant verse for me this year. Responding to God's call to move and begin ministering in a new town, in a new state, we put our house up for sale just at the time the house market was tanking. While “they” say that buying a home is a good investment, we’ve always been in the buy high, sell low category!

From the beginning of this particular change in our lives I wanted to be faithful, waiting for God to work. My prayer had been, "God, you know we need to sell the house so, I am trusting you to bring the right buyer." It took a very conscious effort to commit my way to God and not become anxious!

And then one morning, while elbow deep in pastry dough, ten pie plates lined up in a row, my husband called with the news that despite the dire economic trend a buyer had made an offer on our home. Miracles happen at the most unexpected times! In trusting God from the beginning I was able to enjoy seeing him act!

Various times in my life I have griped and whined about our “unfortunate” circumstances and wailed about God's “inaction”. Then, when events turned around I found myself somewhat sheepish when I faced God, with thanks. But on that day, standing in the kitchen, I completely enjoyed and appreciated God's action because I had committed my way and trusted Him to do what he would do.

It was an amazing morning and through the rest of the pie baking and errands of the day I sang praises, thankful that God had acted so faithfully. But, I also thanked him for helping me to again to know that God is worthy to be trusted.

Commit your way to the Lord. Trust in him and he will act. It's an absolute truth.

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