Trusting God...Even With Our Family
Our family has had some things come up this week while I am in Oregon with my daughter. While I need to be here I also feel I need to be at home with Mike and with Ivey. I need to be in two different places. I want to fix things that I cannot always fix. I cannot be in two places at one time but God can!
As I am 3000 miles away from Mike and Ivey I can trust that God is there with them taking care of things. He loves them even more than I do! He is also here with Sarah and I taking care of things. He tells us that He goes before us and with us! How comforting is that! Deuteronomy 31: 8 "The LORD is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed."
Isaiah 45: 2 "I will go before you and make the rough places smooth; I will shatter the doors of bronze and cut through their iron bars. I will give you hidden treasures, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel, who summons you by name." Even in the dark times we can find blessings. That is the treasure. Through the hard times we tend to trust God and we learn to lean on Him. He has the power to get us through these times.
Deuteronomy 1: 30 'The Lord your God who goes before you will Himself fight on your behalf, just as He did for you in Egypt before your eyes." God is reassuring the Israelites that all will be well. Even though Moses would not be their leader He knew the turmoil they were feeling. Today, He is still bringing that verse to life. He wants us to walk with Him in peace! He wants us to trust Him!
God is making a path for us to travel on. If He is going before us then we must be following Him! He is not going to leave us! He will use these hard times for our good. He loves us and wants what is best for us. There are no hidden agendas!
Mother Teresa puts in all in perspective, "In light of heaven, the worst suffering on earth, a life full of the most atrocious tortures on earth, will be seen to be no more serious than one night in an inconvenient hotel."