Trusting God

Life got a little crazy so Ive been away for awhile. I’ve missed you all. I am linking up for the Five Minute Friday. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung over at our Five Minute Friday website. This week’s word prompt is “challenge.” We would love to have you join us.

Sometimes life throws us a curve ball. That’s where I’ve found myself lately. I resigned from my call earlier this week. I’m at peace with my decision. But the challenge is trusting in God. Where will God lead me next?

I don’t know about you, but I wish there were traffic signals telling us which way to go. Left or right, up or down, caution, stop, etc? I realize that’s not the point of trusting in God. But there are days it would be so much easier. It wouldn’t be such a challenge.

I’m not sure what’s next for me. Yet I believe that God walks with me especially when life is challenging. God will lead me to that place where my gifts will best be used. So as I close this blog post today, I leave you with this beautiful blessing that my friend shared with me written by Jan Richardson. It’s a promise I am clinging to in these days.

“As you go,
may you feel
the full weight
of your gifts
gathered up
in your two hands,
the complete measure
of their grace
in your heart that knows
there is a place
for them,
for the treasure
that you bear.”
Jan Richardson

12 thoughts on “Trusting God

  1. You seem to have some big challenges ahead of you… I’m impressed how at peace and confident you are about the future. The poem is just beautiful! I wish you that same confident and peaceful spirit as you transition into these next few weeks of unknown and wide open space!

  2. That is a beautiful blessing, and I’m glad you know God’s peace despite the uncertainty. Praying for you as you wait on God – I’m sure he will direct you to the right place.

  3. You’re in my prayers, my friend.

    Life is change, or so they say,
    and it’s something to accept.
    And then we have to find our way
    to whatever happens next.
    It’s tempting to try to keep ahold
    of the familiar and the worn,
    but this is not what Jesus told
    the men He’d seen reborn.
    He sent them out as knowing sheep
    among the wolves so dire,
    trusting that their faith would keep
    them warm with inner fire.
    He told them they might meet their end,
    but that He’d always be their Friend.

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