Sunday, December 29, 2013

Deep Peace in Uncertain Change

Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go,  for to you I entrust my life.

~Psalm 143:8

The verse above speaks to me so deeply right in this moment. You see, God is moving. Well, He always is...but there are just some moments when you can tell He's moving in huge ways, right? :) And it's easy for me to feel intimidated by change, or nervous and uncertain. 

But there is a time when deep peace settles in my bones and that's when I live doing two things:
1. Following God's word
2. Putting my trust in Him and my hope in His unfailing love

God says over and over again that we have to take our trust and PUT it in Him. It's easier to put our trust in our abilities, our understanding, or to put our trust in the way a situation is working out but we know our abilities, understanding and situations can fail us. It is only God who doesn't fail. If you get a chance, it's worth doing a bible search and study of the two words "put" & "trust."

Besides the verse above, here are three other verses below. I'm totally adding them to my arsenal of scripture to speak out loud in my times with God! :)

Psalm 25:1 - In you, Lord my God, I put my trust.

Psalm 56:3 - When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.

Psalm 86:4 - Bring joy to your servant, Lord, for I put my trust in you.

Because He's putting life changes on my heart and maybe even a new path to my feet, I know that right now must be a time of waiting and seeking Him deeper. I'm okay with waiting but lately I am tempted not to cast my nets too deep into His word because He might make it so obvious that the things around me that I know should change are not changing. And I already know that a lack of change will eventually mean I will need to make a change into a different direction. I'm so thankful He loves me and is so patient! And so with all this, I decided to repent and seek deeper and Psalm 33 pops up in my Coffee & Cozy time with God to gently remind me...

"...the word of the Lord is right and true; He is faithful in all he does...the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love," and that "in him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name."  

So I return to digging deep into God's word, putting my trust in Him and resting all my hope in His unfailing love for me. Hello again, Deep Peace...I've missed you.


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