I thought I had given up on blogging, and this may be the only post I am able to complete before the birth of my fourth child. The last time I posted (Sept. 2009), I was not even thinking of another baby, or pregnancy, or ?? Life is funny that way, moving us in directions we didn't think we would be taking. I often think about things from a year past and marvel at how God has directed my life since the same month a year previous. Then, of course, my mind drifts to the next year, same month, and wonder where I'll be, what I'll be doing, how will my husband and children be, what changes will have been made, etc? WOW!! Just so many things to think about, it's mind boggling.
So, what need I to do . . . fret, worry, get anxious, excited, wonder??? I think the conclusion I've come to is this: TRUST! I think of so many Scripture verses that make me realize how and why I MUST do this.
1) Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
2) Psalm 9:10 - And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.
3) Psalm 16:1 - Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust.
4) Psalm 37:3 - Trust in the LORD, and do good; [so] shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.
5) Isaiah 26:4 - Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH [is] everlasting strength:
I could easily list many more. There are 134 verses in the Scriptures that contain the word "trust." Most refer to trusting in the Lord, though some use the word to mean the same as "believe" or "care." Here is how I have been teaching my children to understand the word, especially in regard to how I want them to trust me as their mom. From the time they were able to understand, I have told them that they can always trust me because, 1) I will always take care of them, and 2) I will always tell them the truth. Isn't this what we believe about God. Granted, trusting in God is much more complete as He is much more capable of keeping His promises, but I do pray and strive to keep my promise to my children in this.
Now I'm back to looking at the next year. Where? When? How? Why? So many questions I could ask. However, as I rest in the Lord and trust in His Word, His Care, His Love, and so much more, I am comforted and calmed, knowing that I can move forward regardless of what lies ahead because I know that He will keep my footing sure and steadfast. He has been proven in the past, and I know He will be faithful in the future.
Well, I will hopefully be able to write a lot more soon! By then, I hope to have a new baby girl to hold in my arms. By then, I hope to have started off our school year. By then, I hope my faith will have grown just a little bit more. :) In the meantime, I will safely trust in the loving arms of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.