Learning to Trust God

I’m writing over on The Glorious Table today!  Here’s a preview:

As I drove to work in the midst of a crazy, five-week stretch of life, God reminded me he always knows best. My husband, Ordell, and I had been talking about moving closer to the college where we both work for months. It was in the middle of the five-week craziness that God gifted us with the opportunity for that move, meeting our most pressing need, but with what felt like the worst timing ever.

“God,” I cried out, “I need margin in my life right now, not more to do!” Immediately I heard, “Yes, I’m doing that. The margin you crave, the house you’ve prayed for, it’s all coming at the same time.”

This has been a pattern for me with God for a while now. The deepest desires of my heart, the achy prayers, have been answered, but at what my calendar would consider the wrong time. So each amazing blessing has also been gifted with a process requiring me to step out in faith, fight fear, and trust that God’s timing is best.

When I say I have this pattern surrounding prayers being answered, I’m a little embarrassed. I’m thankful that God has revealed himself as my protector, healer, and provider, yet the journey toward obedience and understanding has included a repeated lesson that’s revealed in me a hard head and even harder heart.

Psalm 37:3–5 in the New American Standard Bible says, “Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness.  Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.  Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He will do it.” The read the rest HEAD OVER HERE