“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6.
“If you can trust a puzzle company to make sure every piece is in the box to
complete the puzzle, then why can’t you trust God that every piece of your life
is there for a reason?”
I remember when my husband passed away a few years ago that there were lots of questions as to why this happened. We had shared many good years together, our children were now all grown and out on their own, and we were enjoying our time together. But the Lord impressed upon me that if I could not trust that this was part of His will for my life, then how could I trust Him that anything else was His will. I missed my husband terribly, but the Lord gave me peace. Now as I look back at the years I have spent alone, I am so thankful that the Lord has always been there for me, guiding my steps.
A few months ago, I was praying about a situation, and asking the Lord to do certain things, when I felt the Lord speak to me and tell me that He was in control and I could just leave it with Him, because He was working all things out in His own time. I was just to continue praying for His will to be done and then leave the details with Him.
There is such a peace when we trust the Lord completely, acknowledge Him in everything we do, and know that everything that comes into our life is part of His plan, and that He will always be there for us.
Prayer: Jesus, this is the day that you have made, we trust every moment of it into your hands, knowing that you will direct our path.
Devotion by Anne Johnston