Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.
LORD Jesus we praise You for You have made everything and You are the One who is above everything and in control of all situations. Hallelujah! Enable us to trust in You in all that we seek, do, and worship today. In Jesus’ precious name we pray. Amen.
A short while back, after reading one of my blog posts, a friend of mine, who is a diligent and published writer, sent me an email to share the following story with me:
“It looks as though we have both had problems recently. A couple of weeks ago my computer started to give up the ghost – I am not complaining as it was almost 20 years old. However, all the work I did on my manuscript … got lost!”
His words immediately reminded me of a time, decades before USB drives had ever been invented and storing files in the cloud had not been an option yet. You see, the same thing happened to me back then: The manuscript that I had written, and that I had saved only to my laptop, I’m afraid to say, got lost. Oh no! Now what?
First, I’ve got very upset. All that work that I had done, all my hours that I had invested into writing this book—all was lost with just a blink of an eye. Ouch!
I don’t know about you, but I can become quite unhappy when, after spending so much time and working so hard for something, in the end, my project did not turn out okay or even vanished to exist. All of that labor… for nothing?
It does not have to be a manuscript in your case. How about making something like a cake? Or, how about knitting a pair of socks? Or, how about any other creative kind of project? What if, after spending numerous hours to create it, after putting a lot of love into it, that little something just turns out to be a complete disaster? No, it cannot be saved somehow, but it is ripe for the bin. Then what?
Let’s take another example and say that you were to build (or buy) a lovely home. It all looks fine and things go so well, until—oh my goodness—you discover a major fault with it. No, you cannot step back from the sale. Now what are you going to do?
These are the kind of situations that usually (should) open our eyes to see just how much we need our God, how much we (should) depend on Him—to build, to keep, to repair things in our life. Beloved, it is not just about our homes or things, but our whole life—from our first cry until our last breath— we have to know that we are not but that HE is God.
Know that the LORD, He is God and able to perform what He has promised in His Word. Trust in Him today.