How Many of Us Trust God?
“From One Christian to Another…”
How many of us really trust God? I mean really trust God. I know I fail in this so many times. Several years ago, I was diagnosed with anxiety disorder. I can make any little detail or problem become huge, in a heartbeat. If my hip hurts, it takes me no time to think “hip replacement.” If the sprinklers don’t work, I must need a new pump! You get the picture. I want a nice, quiet life. That’s why I’m not a world traveler.
Don’t Disturb My Routine!
I’m all about comfort, sleeping in my own bed, being able to get my 8 glasses of water a day, eating healthy foods, doing my knee exercises. If my routine is disturbed, I get concerned. Worry and anxiety are so natural to me.
Practice the Surrender Principle
Do you know what I really need to do? I need to practice the “Surrender Principle.” I need to crawl back on the altar and say, “Lord, You are in charge. Please take care of me. Everything’s under control – Your control. Your will be done, not mine.”
Keep Our Minds on You, Lord
The psalms say, “Thou will keep Him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Thee.” I need to keep my mind focused on Jesus. I need to realize that every time I think things are out of control, they remain under God’s control.
Peace & Trust Go Together
I would live such a peaceful life because trust and peace go together. The devotional book, God Calling, says, “Only trust, perfect trust, can keep us calm.” I need to remember that! And then live a carefree life in His Divine Providence.
I hope you are living that carefree life in His care.
Blessings on your journey of faith, anita
Beyond Myself: The Farm Girl & the African Chief
I describe my journey of faith in my memoir of my love story. During the 1960s, I married my anthropology professor who was a hereditary African Chief of the Mende tribe in West Africa. This led me to visit Africa a number of times and live in his remote village for a year with our 3 boys doing lay missionary work. I certainly didn’t do things perfectly. And yet, the Lord has been so gracious in my life! I can only praise and thank Him!