TRUST IN THE LORD
1st August 2018
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)
Earlier this year, a friend of mine blessed me once again by sending this familiar scripture. How many times have I read this verse, but I never thought of how our God is so great and faithful that the Holy Spirit never cease to remind us of Romans 12:2, where we’ve learnt how important it is not to conform to the pattern of this world, but to be transformed by the renewing of our minds. It is then, that we will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—His good, pleasing and perfect will.
Thus, after reading this verse once again and a new seed was planted deep in my heart, the Lord was busy preparing me for yet another day in the life of being a mum!
It was spring, on a cool April morning and it was non-uniform day at school for one of those money-making PTA events.
My daughter and her best friend arranged that both of them would each wear their half of a BFF necklace they’d received so that they could fit it together at school that day.
There was just one problem: Her necklace was nowhere to be found!
The second time I looked everywhere in her bedroom and started preaching yet again on how we wouldn’t be in this position if only we would put things “back where they belong!” I realised that there was no way that we would find this necklace before school would start, it was time to go!
I became still and knew that Jesus would prepare her heart for the reality that my little girl and her friend would be really sad but that they would get through it. At that very point I bumped my head against a massive Lego aeroplane sitting on a shelf and as I looked up, there it was… her half of the necklace right under the plane’s wing.
He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. Psalm 91:4
Well, if my daughter’s treasure found refuge under a Lego wing, how much more will the Lord not take care of us and our families? He stays interested in the smallest detail of our lives and He’s there to lighten our load, if only we would look up.
We serve a mighty God indeed who’s arm is not too short to help us. By His grace, I had bumped my head literally and figuratively to remember the familiar verse my friend had sent that very same morning in order to meditate on yet again for the seed of God’s word to truly take root and germinate in my heart.
Are you trusting in the Lord in the mundane things of life?