Sunday, April 5, 2020
Journaling through the Bible: Trust in the Lord
"Those who trust in the Lord..." Why is trust such a difficult thing? It should be very easy when we have example after example in the Bible about God always being there for us. In the past few weeks, I have found myself yearning to find the truth in God's word. Looking through my Bible for words of encouragement and inspiration. I stumbled across Psalm 125 when I was looking for something to help me through a stressful day.
"The Lord surrounds His people,
From this time forth and forever..."
What a comforting image. I can picture God around me – all around me. I, as a mountain, with the Lord's strong presence providing me protection from the wind and the rain of cruel words that fall around me. I needed His comfort and His protection. As a family, we are moving through some changes. Knowing that God is there helps as what we once thought we would be long-lasting is no more.
As I try to provide protection for my children, it is so important to remember that God protects me. He protects my family – my children. They are His children, too.
"Those who are upright in their hearts" will find favor with God. If, as a mother, I can turn my children away from the wrongs of the world and the wrongs they commit as children, then I can turn them towards God. He will always be waiting for us; providing strength to all His people.