Wednesday, May 21, 2014

I Trust You, Jesus

Trust Me at all times. Trust Me in all circumstances. Trust Me with all your heart. When you are weary and everything seems to be going wrong, you can still utter these four words: “I trust You, Jesus.” By doing so, you release matters into My control…. - Sarah Young, Jesus Calling (pg. 93)
There’s been a lot going on since 2014 began—more than I can handle at times most of the time. So, when I read this a few weeks ago, it made me pause.

I trust You, Jesus.

I said it to myself silently. Then I said it aloud.

I trust You, Jesus.

It brought a sense of peace and calmness.

I decided to get specific.

I trust You with today, Jesus.

I trust You with this doctor visit, Jesus.

Jesus, I trust that You will show me what my next step should be.

When I felt myself starting to worry and panic, I told Jesus I trusted Him, and gave Him what was troubling me. I won’t pretend it was easy, or that magically, I skipped through the rest of my day.

No, I had to remind myself to give it to Him. I still do. I’m used to clinging to what’s troubling me. In a weird way, it’s comfortable—I know how to be stressed out and stumble through the day.

But relinquishing everything that I’m worried about and afraid might or might not happen? That’s unfamiliar territory. But maybe it’s not quite as scary as it once was.

Because I know He goes before me. He’s preparing the way before I even step onto the path. And it’s a lot easier to travel without the baggage I’m used to carrying. In fact, I think I like traveling light.

How about you? What do you need to trust Jesus with today?

I trust You with my marriage, Jesus.

I trust You with my children, Jesus.

Jesus, I trust You with my aging parents, and that You will strengthen me to care for them.

I trust You, Jesus with this time of unemployment.

Maybe it’s something else—something He’s waiting for you to let Him take care of.

Are you ready to hand it over to Him? Not just once, but every time you feel your stomach start to clench with worry.

I trust You, Jesus.
You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! Trust in the Lord always, for the Lord God is the eternal Rock. Isaiah 26:3-4 NLT
In Christ,
Laura 

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11 comments:

  1. What encouraging words! I can relate to being more accustomed to anxiety than to giving it to God. May we all keep our minds stayed on Him for perfect peace

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  2. Hi Laura! I found your link through Coffee For Your Heart, I'm so thankful I stopped by. When 2014 started for me I believe God wanted my focus to be on trusting Him more, and like you it's been a challenging year so far but God has been so faithful to me. Thank-you for this reminder that I need to continually be going to God every time I start to worry, it's not just a one time thing. Thanks for sharing! God bless! :)

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  3. What wonderful and heartfelt words, dear Laura. Trusting him is challenging at times but so necessary. (He showed me that in 2012 when my One Word was Trust.) Maybe it is linked to your one word to "Let Go..." and trust?

    Praying that this season is trust-filled, my friend. And thanks for sharing this over at #EverydayJesus.

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  4. "I trust You" spoken from a yielded heart is not only powerful, it is healing. Psalms 9:10 Those who know Your name trust in You.

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  5. Oh, I love this! Verbally expressing the trust we have in Jesus surely will help us lean into Him more and more. Thanks, Laura.

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  6. Trusting Him in all life's circumstances. Praying with you and for you Laura!

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  7. Amen! With all, in all.
    Not always easy to do, but so much peace when we're able.

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  8. Great encouragement! I too have been practicing getting specific with God. I've found it helps me to trust and give those worries over to Him. Not easy, but it's a daily act of practice.

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  9. Here from Unforced Rhythms :) ... and "Trust" is my word for the year :) ... so you caught my eye! Here's my latest installment on Trust if you have any interest http://wp.me/p2CjdR-1fi

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  10. The word "trust" has been pivotal for me personally more times than I can count. Thank you for sharing this at Unforced Rhythms, Laura.

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Thank you for sharing your thoughts!