Sunday, July 23, 2017

It all hinges on trust...

Nobody desires that God give them great trials.
No-one asks the Lord for adversity.
We certainly wouldn't ask Him to break our hearts.

But these things happen regardless.
Trials, adversity, heartbreak - are there any among you who have not experienced at least one of these?

When my challenges overwhelm me I remember there are others who have faced worse; when sorrow drowns my heart I praise Him that I've not lost more; when my security is threatened I take strength in knowing He is the source of all my needs and will provide.

At the foot of the Cross I offer my life to Him and in doing so I am trusting Jesus more than I will ever trust man. 

I trust Him to carry me when I have no strength to move; I trust Him to provide what I need more often than what I want; I trust Him to give and take away because His ways are higher than mine.

I trust that when all I see or feel is loss and failure, He is working it together for good and shall one day reveal the full tapestry of my life and show how every thread met in harmony to fulfill the plans He had for my life even before I was formed in my mother's womb. 

Keeping my eyes on Him, ever mindful of this temporary life, my heart is comforted, encouraged and strengthened to run the race set before me and desire what lies ahead. Life eternal with Him.

"Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim.
In the light of His glory and grace."
(Helen Lemmel, 1932)

Your sister in Christ,


Jacqueline said...

Beautiful post.

Suze said...

Oh I haven't heard the Turn Your Eyes etc for the longest time. I used to sing that over and over. That then turned my mind to Sunday School and learning the old hymn, Trust and Obey. Thank you for sharing your thought with me.

Baa. xxx said...

For I know whom I have believeth, and I know that He is able to keep what I have trusted unto Him again that day....

Unknown said...

Lovely post. Thank you Jenny. Your words were just what I needed to hear today.

BJK said...

Thank you, Jenny...always feels like you are writing directly to me! Hugs!

Anonymous said...

If I didn't know it's impossible, I would suspect you of sitting in on our Sunday School class, so often do you pick something we've talked about that day! I so appreciate reading your affirmation of things I've listened to, spoken about, and pondered on so many Sundays. =) When I'm discouraged, I remember that I am not even Job, let alone Christ, in my trials. It really does help to know that he descended beneath the problems of mankind so that he would feel compassion for us, and be able to comfort us and above all, to save us. Thanks for walking the walk.

Farm Quilter said...

Amen! And He will never leave us nor forsake us! Thank you, Lord!!!

Mimi said...

A heartfelt post today Jenny. Beautiful. Mimi xxx

Kezzie said...

Thank you for the beautiful words you have written about this most beautiful and encouraging scripture. This verse is so encouraging when all in life seems to be going pear shape!
Thanks also for the lovely verse from 'Turn your eyes upon Jesus'. It was lovely to have this beautiful hymn brought to mind-thank you.



My Cottage Diary said...

Jenny, this post is so beautifully and eloquently written. One of my favorite verses, too. I am enjoying your blog and FB page very much! I love your embroidery designs and hope to get back to my own embroidery before too long. Blessings, Bess

Anonymous said...

Indeed, I have been praying all weekend as my poor son was admitted to hospital on Thursday. Thankfully he is ok now and is home today but it has been a very stressful weekend and thank God he is recovering well. You just never know what is around the corner and it gives me great comfort to know that I have prayer as my support.
Love to you and your family xx