Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Do you trust me?

We've never sold a home before.  Let me tell you it's not for the faint of heart.  I understand why people don't use that word, "SOLD" until the ink has dried at the closing.  It seems every day there is a new challenge, a potential issue that could derail the whole thing.  It's crazy.

Then the other day I realize we were moving NEXT month, I did this as I reflected on EVERYTHING I still had to accomplish.  Let's just say, it's crazy.

I was feeling somewhat overwhelmed on Saturday.  It had been a good day, we'd been in Oregon for their NMI convention, but now we were home and tired. (By the way, we love our LINKS district! - For those of you who don't know what that means... LINKS is Loving Interested Nazarenes Knowing & Sharing... The churches of Oregon have adopted us as their own and we already feel loved.)

Anyway, back to my story!  On arriving home from Oregon we got hit with another issue.  I was again overwhelmed.  I excused myself from the family room and found a place to hide in the back bedroom.  I cried out to God and into that moment I heard God speak into my life with just two words, "Trust me!"

As I sat there crying I said, okay Lord!  I'll trust you with ALL of this.

In that moment I still felt anxious, but I had made a decision... I was going to trust my Lord.  It was just a couple of hours later, as I laid my head on the pillow, that I realized something was different.  Instead of running through the limited ways I could solve the latest issue, I found myself at rest.  There was a peace, an incredible and profound peace.  (Thanks for praying for me... Let's just say God is working in my life!)

I wonder... Are you anxious about something?
"The Lord is My Shepherd, I shall NOT be in want!" Ps 23:1
Why don't you try trusting in Jesus?  When you do... while the circumstances may not change... you'll discover the peace of God in your life... and that CHANGES everything.

Try it then share... I'd love to hear from you!


  1. We were moving to a new place, the truck was loaded with all our earthly goods, the house we thought was ours fell thru then also a 2nd one.
    Frantically I looked at ads, made phone calls, and worried. Then the Lord said, close up everything, no more calls today. Be quiet and trust me. "Yeah, but we don't have a place," I said. "I am your place; abide in me and trust me," he said. And so we did.
    Within 24 hours we learned of a house for rent, met the truck driver there, and within a month we purchased and closed, just in time to celebrate that white, zero-temp Christmas.
    I've faltered many times since but have never forgotten God's faithfulness and words: "I am your place; abide in me."
    On the strength of his word and love, I will trust him with you as his plan unfolds meeting your every need. Blessings, Jan and Ernie McNaught

  2. Thanks for sharing. It's SO encouraging to hear stories of God's grace in other people's lives. God is SO good!