Trust in the Lord
I don’t know how long tonight’s entry will be to be honest; it’s about 3:29am at the time of writing, I’m staying up again to sleep all day because I work overnight tonight – at the moment I’m on NAT GEO documentary two or three on sharks, the current one is about the Greenland Shark. It’s mad fascinating shark (and doc). And freaky looking. Y’all should look this thing up. But I digress.
So trusting in the Lord – it’s something that should be pretty straightforward (told ya I’d come back to it) and we are told numerous times through out the scriptures to do it. And yet I think it’s most of us struggle with – I know I do.
Recently there’s been much change in my life. I don’t know about you, but I find that change can be scary – even good change. And I have a issues with needing to feel secure and (to an extent) in control – and if I’m being honest a bunch of insecurities around these things. Now in and of themselves those aren’t bad things to want – but to an extent where you begin to get nervous or stressed or want to put off decisions? I wouldn’t say that’s a good thing.
If a youth at the youth centre I used to run or a friend came to me with this my automatic recommendation would be to “Trust in the Lord”. Heck, I’ve spoke/preached on not being anxious at least three separate times (and that’s one of my go to scriptures).
So what’s the easy answer here? Trust the Lord. And for some reading this post it really is that simple. But for those of you (like me) who at times struggle with this – I’d like to recommend a couple of things that can help us be able to do that.
The first is to familiarize yourself with the Word (heck, it’s something I need to work on continuously – please pray for me in this area). I know from previous experiences the comfort that can be found in the Lord from knowing what his word says. The second is to take some time and think back on your life – and look at how the Lord has blessed and provided through the good and the bad. With myself I can say that if I were in control always (and got what I always thought I wanted) I would not be where I am today; I would not be with my absolutely incredible wife, I would not have found my passion for speaking about and sharing the Word.
Think about what the Lord has delivered you from. I can sit here and type happily the the Lord has delivered me from struggles with pornography – something I can CONTINUE to praise His name for every time temptation strikes. Think on these things and praise His holy name whenever you feel tempted of anxious/worried/frustrated – because you will see and be reminded that we have EVERY REASON to trust Him.
I hope and pray that this blog post was helpful to you – hopefully as helpful as it was to me in writing it.
In closing, I would like to ask you again to pray for me in this very thing – and that I will do as I recommend, draw upon and indulge in the Lord, and meditate on the Word.
The other thing I would like to do is to recommend/refer you to a friends blog (a lovely and fun person who my wife and I got to geek out with in Northern Ireland)(she also let me and Jill have Raptor and Wolverine legos!!)(I digress again…) – especially her latest post about self harm (and other things). This is an important issue to talk about, and she does so with a loving and personal perspective – and would be a great read even if you haven’t struggled with the issues she discusses. Seriously, check it out.
Thanks for reading my friends, hope and pray this was helpful. God bless.