Sunday, March 3, 2013

Bread for the Journey



There are days when the hardships in life around us cause us to ask questions.
 No one seems to be exempt from problems! In my Bible readings I have been challenged
 to trust God in spite of and maybe, even more so, because of them.
To quote from Sarah Young, “Trust is the golden pathway to heaven.”
Oh, but that does not mean it’s easy! Trusting in spite of cancer progressing,
trusting when there is no job in sight, trusting that God will direct our kids or trusting
when parenthood is postponed for another month for sure!
 

Prov 3: 5,6 says,
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not rely on your own understanding;
in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.


Recently our pastor preached a message using the story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego.
Their plight was that if they did not bow to the image that the king had set in place,
they would be thrown into a fire. Their response was, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need
 to defend ourselves before you in this matter. If we are thrown into the blazing furnace,
the God we serve is able to save us from it, and he will rescue us from your hand, O king.
But even if he does not, … we will not serve your gods …”

 
Even if he does not … we will trust Him for what is best. That is the faith God honors.
I am comforted in knowing that He is preparing a place for us,
 that we may be where he is.

 
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8 comments:

  1. At times it is so very hard to have this kind of trust! Thanks for reminding me and reassuring me to trust and not rely on my own understanding.

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  2. AMEN...God is so Faithful....Learning to Trust
    would be so much easier if we would remember to keep
    our eyes on JESUS, the author and finisher of
    our faith...
    Love from NC

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  3. Thank you, this is just what I needed to hear today!

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  4. I can't ever hear this enough...thank you for posting about it today. When fear knocks answer it with Faith...

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  5. Thanks for this reminder, something to always remember!!!

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  6. It is hard not to get weighed down with bearing the problems of others, let alone our own. I like Ps 37:5, "Commit your way unto the Lord, trust also in Him, and He will do it". I have to remind myself sometimes that commiting it means leaving it there.

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  7. Thank you for that. If ever something is right for the times it is this message.

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  8. Thank you so much. I needed those words of comfort.I really did feel your Prayers!
    Brenda

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