Those who live in the shelter of the Most High
will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
This I declare about the Lord:
He alone is my refuge, my place of safety;
he is my God, and I trust him.
For he will rescue you from every trap and
protect you from deadly disease.
He will cover you with his feathers.
He will shelter you with his wings.
His faithful promises are your armor and protection.
Psalm 91:1-4 (New Living Translation)
I never expected to face so many storms and difficult circumstances during the year of Sabbath that I am certain God asked me to take.
These words from Psalm 91 have been my companion for the past few months. I had to remind myself again and again: God is in control. His timing is best, no matter what my world in me and around me looks like.
I wrote in my journal more than ever, and I kept repeating one phrase more than anything else: God, I trust You!
I trust You when doctor’s and specialist appointments are moved and then moved again. I trust You in this time of waiting.
I trust You when a job situation disappoints and there is patience and diplomacy required.
I trust You when I make mistakes and a trusting relationship has to be rebuilt.
I trust You when what I thought was the right decision does not turn out the way I thought it would. I trust You to be in this situation with me because of your promise.
I trust You when I have so many questions and no or little answers.
I trust You when the storm slows down just enough for you to create a beautiful rainbow. You remind me of your promise, God, and I’m encouraged to stay the course.
I trust You, God, because I find rest in the your shadow. When the heat of the day seems unbearable your shadow provides much needed reprieve.
I trust You with my ‘not enough’ and watch you transform it into just right portion of what I need every day.
I trust You alone to be my refuge, my place of safety where I can be honest and vulnerable knowing I am loved and accepted.
Your faithful promises are my armor and protection. You can be trusted to keep your promises.
You are my God, and I trust you.
Today I am joining Suzie Eller in #livefreeThursday