“Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding, but in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.” ~ Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust is something we all struggle with from time to time. I know for me it is hard, especially when I do not know what is ahead. I am a planner by nature, and I like to know exactly what is going on. However, God has reminded me lately to rest in Him and not to stress or have so many questions over what is ahead. I will graduate in one year from seminary, and I already have a myriad of questions running through my head — “What am I supposed to do following graduation?, Where should I look for a job?, What type of ministry should I get involved with?, etc.” As these questions have gone through my mind God has reminded me of the past and how through every season He has been faithful to guide me. It does not matter if I do not know what to expect in my future, but what does matter is that I stay obedient to the Lord and trust in His daily guidance. It is comforting to me during times of the unknown to know that Jesus loved me so much that He died on the cross so that I might have life. Trusting in that great love can never lead me wrong and that is the only consistent thing that brings peace in all of my uncertainty. I pray that wherever you are that you can trust God today with your uncertainties and that you can find the peace that comes with resting in Him.