Thursday, October 9, 2008

Trust

Trust. This is my word of the moment. The word I keep having to remind myself of. Trusting the Lord and where He is leading...even when I don't fully understand.
A year ago I was on a silent retreat with people from church and the Lord impressed upon my heart Psalm 37 over that weekend and it brought me much encouragement for where I was at. Well it seems to be that exactly a year later that Psalm is bringing truth to me again and God is taking me to a new place of letting go and trusting Him- inspite of all my doubts and fears.
Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; TRUST in him and he will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun. Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him...(Psalm 37:3-7)

About a week and a half ago I had to make a decision that involved a lot of trust. Trust in the Lord and where He is leading, Trust in the Holy Spirit's guidance, and trusting a lack of peace that I have had inside for quite some time. I ended my 6 month relationship with my dear Max. It's weird to even be writing about this in a public forum sort of way, but at the same time it is where I'm at right now, and I guess it is good to be able to let people in- even as I process all my random thoughts. Letting go of someone you deeply care about and have spent so much time with is a very hard process...even when you sense it is where the Lord is leading. I have to say that in the moments after our difficult conversation I wanted to take my words back and hold on to the familiar-- afraid of the unknown future and of being alone again. But then there was that word again...TRUST. It was a word that kept coming up even in the days leading up to my conversation with Max. Friends encouraging me that I have to keep my eyes on Jesus and trust that He has the bigger picture in his hands. In those moments of doubt that is all I can cling to-- trusting Jesus..trusting that He will continue to guide my feet...and Max's too...and that my doubting and worrying will do no good. Instead I just have to let go...and TRUST Him. And really, it's not only a daily decision, but a moment by moment decision.
I don't know where you are at in this season of your life and if you are found in the midst of a mountain peak or a darker valley...but I pray you too can hear the whisper of his voice, however quiet it may be...saying "Trust me."
May we encourage one another when our vision becomes blurred.

5 comments:

Heidi and Felix said...

Karen,

I wish I could reach through the Internet and give you a big hug!!! Can't wait to see you on the 10th.

Love,
Heidi

Heidi and Felix said...

Karen,

You are a shining example of God's good and faithful servant! Indeed, trust in Him.

It will be exciting to see where God takes you in your life! See you on the 10th.

Your brother in Christ,
Felix

Annie said...

I am in a valley now and I think God brought me here today to have this Word set before me. Thank you.

SET said...

you are loved! let's talk when i get back:)

Amber Lont said...

Awww my love. Yes, you nailed it. TRUST and OBEY. At the end of the of the day that is what we are called to do. And, yes, even when it doesn't make sense. Funny, that we are miles apart and yet God is teaching me the EXACT same things right now. Continents may separate us, but God's love and direction unites us! How cool. Miss you and can't wait for you to come home. I have been craving some time with you...