I Can Only Trust, Keep Believing, and Continue To Live Surrendered!

Well, ya know, God throws different things at us for many reasons. Sometimes to test our faith, sometimes to see if we will continue to follow and trust Him, and sometimes for reason’s we don’t ever find out. The new job that I was offered, through a temp agency, had offered me one thing and then turned around and spit out something completely different. They assured me a set schedule, with up to 40 hours. I got in there, to not be trained, and to be called my third day stating that I would not be giving my 40 hours for training, and that the only hours that I would be given would be 1 eight hour day, split between 2 four hour days. Now, as a single mom, paying for each day my daughter is in daycare, this arrangement does not make a whole lot of financial sense, but to keep my daughters place in the school, I will keep her there for these two days. In the meantime, I will really be praying about where God wants me. I want to be a good steward of all that He give me; including a paycheck, and I desires to serve Him in whatever way He allows.
I was reminded yesterday as I opened God’s Word: Psalm 120:1-2 “I’m in trouble. I cry to God, desperate for an answer: “Deliver me from the liars, God! They smile so sweetly but lie through their teeth.” From The Message Remix
Yes, I was lied to, and toyed with; but this is what I know. I will continue to lean on God for understanding. I will continue to surrender and trust, to follow and believe, because it is God who is leading my life. It is God who I want to direct my paths. So even thought this little set back had make me a bit angry and question things for a moment, it also quickly reminded me who is ultimately in charge of everything. Thank you Jesus for never letting go and for reminding me to stay true, to stay focused on you and to never forget that you will work out all things for the good of your glory. I hope that as this little life lesson has taught me to persevere with Christ, it will also inspire and remind others to to the same. “For I know the plans I have for you declares The Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hop and a future” Jer. 29:11. Thank you Jesus for reminding me of your promises to me this week and helping me to stay focused on you. I know there have been a few moments when I did forget, but it is then when you remind me the most, and perhaps this bit of bad news may just be one of those moments; which you will use to strengthen me more, to do whatever you have me to do on this earth for your Glory. As I was laying in bed last night, thinking through the way my day unfolded, I found myself re-surrendering, and saying to God “I will trust in you, I will trust in you, I will trust in you”; I realized that I was singing the Jeremy Camp song “I Will Trust In You”; so I thought it would be a great way to end this blog post by sharing the song. May it bless you, and remind you to Trust in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

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9 thoughts on “I Can Only Trust, Keep Believing, and Continue To Live Surrendered!

  1. Robin,

    The verse you quoted is so true and something to hold onto! Only He knows and only He is able!

    Hugs to you!

  2. Don’t give up Robin. God will indeed provide for you! Keep your head held high my friend! Blessings!

  3. Hello Robin,

    Trust Him! Amen! and Amen!

    I love Jeremy Camp. I just recently got his new C.d. “speaking louder than before” It is awesome. My favorite song on it is “There will be a day”

    It is probably one of the most beautiful songs i think i have ever heard!

    Keep trusting Him! 🙂

  4. Even strong young lions sometimes go hungry, BUT THOSE WHO TRUST IN THE LORD WILL NEVER LACK ANY GOOD THING. -Psalm 34:10, Living Bible

    Indeed, continue to trust in the Lord. He will never fail us.

    God bless..

  5. Robin, I thoroughly needed this post today! I have my own battle going on right now, and am struggling to hang on to God’s strength. I’ll keep you in my prayers. Hugs!

  6. Robin,

    Keep trusting and keep slashing those negative thoughts with your Sword (the Word of God). I’m standing in faith with you Robin!

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