I’ve had an emotionally draining week. There are many situations & circumstances that are weighing heavily on me right now. I don’t need to go into the details of why here, but as I’m processing all the emotions I’m experiencing, I’m reminding of a few lines in a song by Andy Park.
“I can’t understand all that You allow – I just can’t see the reason”
All too often I find myself stopping at this point. I focus on trying to figure out why on earth God could possibly be allowing me to go through what I’m going through. Am I to blame? Did I do something wrong? Am I not praying hard enough, or am I praying for the wrong things?
Today, as I was talking with my friend Eva on the phone, I was sharing how I just need to remember the next line of the song:
“But my life is in Your hands, and though I cannot see You, I choose to trust You“
Trusting God is a choice. It doesn’t come naturally to me, and I imagine I’m not alone in that. But I’ve found that God has always shown Himself to be faithful. I have no choice but to believe that this time will be no exception.
So today, God, I choose to trust in the knowledge that You are the Rock, Your works are perfect, and all Your ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is what You are (Deuteronomy 32:4). Today, I choose to rest in You. There’s nowhere else I’d rather be.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
amen. I pray you find encouragement and strength.
Amen. I agree with you Brenna that even when times are really difficult, we have to have faith and trust that God knows exactly what He is doing. It’s sometimes easier said than done, but those are the times when we need to remember it most. I’m here for you too if you need me.