Today my stomach is in knots and my heart is pumping wildly. Its one of those days where I am forced to choose to give up control of a couple of situations and just TRUST. But how? How do I trust that it will work out or if it doesn’t work out, how do I trust that I will still be okay?
First and foremost, I will pray. Father, forgive me for carrying these burdens on my own. I give them you now. Help me to see the bigger picture. Help me to feel peace and joy as I wait on you. Fill my spirit with a trust in you that is unmatched. I am yours Lord and so are these burdens. AMEN.
Second, I will seek guidance from His Word. Funny how God knows exactly what I need each day. My daily devotional today told me to hold His hand in JOYFUL TRUST. God always has a way of stopping me in my tracks and bringing me back to Him. Oh how I am thankful for his relentless love for me and always finding a way to reach me just when I need him the most!
The definition of Joyful is a feeling of great happiness, blissful, delighted, pleased, THANKFUL. The definition of Trust is one in which confidence is placed in, dependence on something in the future, confidence, faith, assuredness, certainty, hope.
One of may absolute favorite verses is from Romans 15:13 “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” I think I will repeat this verse over and over today. This is how I will trust him that it will all work out his way and that will be okay!
Finally, I MUST choose JOYful trust. I must look around and within me and find something to bring me joy right now! The first thing that comes to my mind is my kids. Honestly this morning when I left the house I was very grumpy with them. I know its because of my nerves today, so right now I will choose to let this go for the sake of those four magnificent faces that bring me joy just thinking about them. And I will make it my goal to make their afternoon much more pleasant than their morning. Joy for them equals joy for me.
Because I have hope that there can be peace in my life I will JOYfully give my burdens to God and TRUST Him. I will not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow has enough trouble of its own. Today I will choose JOY!