After starting a new diet, I altered my drive to work to avoid passing my favorite bakery. I accidentally drove by the bakery this morning and there in the window was a host of goodies. I felt this was no accident, so I prayed, “Lord, it is up to You. If you want me to have any of those delicious baked goods, create a parking place for me directly in front of the bakery.” . . . and sure enough, God answered my prayer!!! On the eighth time round the block, there it was! LOL!!
You know we laugh at that, but I think back to the many times I have said, \"Lord, it is up to You!\" And then I kept driving around the block again and again until I got what I thought I needed or wanted!! Have you ever done that? Like a little child begging and begging until a frustrated mom gives in to the begging. Does God get frustrated at me when I tell Him it\'s up to Him and then I just keep on driving around the block?
Trust is such a powerful word. Do I trust God enough to say and really mean . . . it\'s up to You, God??? He who knows all, sees all, and even knows what is in my heart and mind! Sounds like a \"no-brainer\" - why would I not put my trust in a God that created and knows ALL things. He knows me from the inside out! So why does my trust waver sometimes? Yes, I am human, I do get over-worked, over-stressed, and over-whelmed at times in the things that press in on me, but God really wants me to stop and say . . . it\'s up to You, God!! Lord, help me trust You more and me less!!
"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
"Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you." -I Peter 5:7
"Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass". Psalm 37:5
"Blessed is that man that maketh the Lord his trust". Psalm 40:4
"They that trust in the Lord shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever". -Psalm 125:1
I am Diana Sorenson. I am a church secretary and also work part-time for a faith-based ministry that reaches out the “near-homeless” to help them transition back into the stream of life.
I came out of a 29 year marriage and dealt with verbal, emotional, mental, & financial abuse. I’ve learned the impact of “words” on people both uplifting and damaging.
Psalms 19:14 is my prayer – “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in Your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.” It is my hope that something in my blog will encourage and uplift someone out there that may be struggling with some of the same issues I have and realize there is hope and help.
Thank you, Diana