“When I am afraid,Psalm 56:3
I will trust in You.”
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart,Proverbs 3:5-6
and do not rely on your own understanding;
think about Him in all your ways,
and He will guide you on the right paths.”
When my husband was scheduled for a recent surgery, we asked the Lord to direct our steps. He had a lot of questions, and still had concerns even after he’d spent time with the doctor and nurse in person and on the phone. It was supposed to be a routine operation, but nothing seems easy or routine when it involves ourselves or those we love.
We all have life situations where we desire to know the outcome ahead of time, to know that everything will turn out okay. When we’ve asked the Lord for help, done our research, and have good recommendations with a clear direction, we can give it to the Lord and ask Him to provide us with peace and the best care. Then, we can stop questioning and trust the Lord to guide those who are helping us.
All things come with risks, and this life has no guarantees, but the Lord has been with us and promises to never leave us or forsake us. He has helped us this far and we can count on Him to help us through whatever difficulties we encounter, now and in the future. Though we keep going back to the Lord for reassurance, He never grows tired of helping us. We can trust in Him with our whole hearts.
Thank You that we can trust You even when we’re afraid and don’t know what to do. Thank You for directing our paths. Please encourage us to listen and trust You with all our hearts.
In Christ’s name, Amen.
Journal: In what areas do you need to trust in the Lord? Ask Him for the peace and reassurance you need.