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Scripture Saturday - October 17, 2015



During this past week, while wrestling with God about my mode of operation for protecting those I love, shocking words came out of my mouth, "I confess that I don't trust You..."  When I realized what I said, I was struck with grief.  How can this be??  Of course I trust God!  But the Holy Spirit convicted me, that by trying to control situations, even if my motive is out of love, I am not trusting God.

Just a couple of weeks ago, I read the account of Sarai when she decided to take matters into her own timeline and help God with His promise to give her a son by having Abram take Hagar to be his wife to produce the promised heir.  And then yesterday, I read about Rebekah orchestrating the plan for Jacob to deceive Isaac in order for Jacob to receive the blessing rather than Esau.  It was then that I realized I am no different than either of these women - trusting in self rather than God... And essentially playing God...

I recently came across this graphic below on Facebook and was struck by the Truth of it...



The drawing brought such comfort and reminded me that God always has a bigger and better blessing planned for those who trust Him.

The picture also brought conviction...  I saw the small teddy bear in the child's hands as my own loved ones and me not wanting to let them go...

But His Word commands me to trust in the Lord with all my heart and to lean not on my own understanding.

If I am concerned about the direction of a loved one's life or wondering why God is not intervening the way I would expect, I must trust God with all my heart and lean not on my own understanding {expectation} of the situation, knowing that the Lord has something much better planned - His perfect plan...


For I know the plans I have for you," says the LORD. "They are plans for good and 
not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. 
Jeremiah 29:11

My Heavenly Father, who understands this wife and mother's heart better than I do, will bless my obedience to trust Him in ALL things, especially those I  hold dear...



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  1. I can relate. Our mother heart sometimes has a hard time letting go. My children are all adults and married now. I have been learning about being available, ready to lend a hand or offer guidance--but also being willing to stand on the side lines. Trusting God. Our children trusting God. Showing our reliance on God to the grandchildren--never perfectly but going forward step by step. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. Carol, Thank you so much for sharing your mother's heart. I appreciated it so much!

      And thank you for stopping by. :-)

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  2. This is never easy...to trust some one else to be in charge.

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    1. Thank you for sharing in my struggle. Thanks be to God, He is patient with us...

      Isaiah 40:11b comes to mind, " He will gently lead the mother sheep with their young."

      I am so thankful for a Heavenly Father who understands.

      Thanks so much for stopping by. :-)

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