tr(us)t ME and snotty jeans
Good Morning Friends! Okay, I know you must be thinking..what kind of title is tr(us)t ME and snotty jeans! Yesterday, in church we were encouraged to fully trust God with all the circumstances in our lives. In addition, we were blessed to hear a testimony which is one I have personally heard before but for some reason it hit me so hard yesterday. God knew I needed to hear this message again and it was so powerful I wanted to share it with you!
Without going into too much detail, this child of God was going through a tough time, a devastating painful time. As she sat on the floor in her puddle of tears, she cried out to God and questioned her circumstances, God continually said trust me, trust me with this pain. She replied, I don’t think I do. I don’t think I trust you God. Continuing to cry, God spoke to His child and said get up and go write down the word trust. She did. God asked, what do you see? She said I see two crosses one at the beginning and one at the end..trust… God said that is right! I am the Alpha, Omega, The beginning and the end and I need you to trust me with everything in between. Then God said, what else do you see? She said I see us..trUSt. He said that is right! I have promised to be with you and never forsake you. Then she replied well what about the r God? What does the r mean? God spoke to her heart and replied, I never promised you anything less than what my own son bore on the rugged cross. I never promised you things would not get rough, but I did promise to carry you through the storm.
As I stood there listening to this story again, I began to uncontrollably cry. God was speaking to my own heart. Jeannie, your not trusting me right now. I need you to let go of everything and fully trust me. I will stand on my promises, I will carry you through the storm, I will bless you, I am with you, I am for you, tr(us)t me. I stood there with tears and snot running down my face. Once the closing worship song ended. I turned to look at my son who said, oh my goodness! He desperately was looking for something to graciously give me to wipe my face, but there was nothing. Sitting high in the balcony, I had no choice but to use my hands to wipe away the tears and snot. I then wiped it on my jeans and grossly exited the building but with a much lighter and joyful heart knowing that God had spoke!
Sometimes we can get weighed down with responsibilities, struggles, and so on.. but God is simply just saying trust me.. trust me.. trust ME!
May you walk in peace today knowing that God is good and fully in control of all your circumstances!
“Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.” Psalm 9:10
Sweet Blessings, Jeannie