I am a simple girl
I live a simple life
I want to have a simple job
I want to be a simple wife
But I’m beginning to see that my life is not my own
And the path that I would take is not for me to choose
And all I want to be and all I’ve ever known
I’d give it all up for your sake; what do I have to lose?
My life would be nothing without You
My life was nothing before You
My life would be nothing apart from You
I can do nothing without You
© 2000 Unveiled Faces Music
I still want that simple life.
Yet I complicate things.
When reading these lyrics, I am reminded of a saying from 12-step programs, Keep It Simple.
How can we keep things simple when life seems overwhelmingly crazy?
What a concept.
If God is really faithful, if He doesn’t jump off the throne at the first hint of an obstacle, then continually choosing to believe that He is who He says He is sounds like a much better plan than drowning in uncertainties.
Here’s what I know:
God is good.
He is loving.
He stoops down to make me great.
That’s what I will focus on.
“Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.” Proverbs 19:21
Then I remember: you have not because you ask not.
In Luke 18, we have this example of a persistent widow. She continued to ask the judge for what she wanted until she got it. In Matthew 7, God is described as a good father who does not give His children stones when they ask for bread.
Put your analysis on pause, and ask the God of the universe to lead you in His paths.
3. Choose to trust.
Friends, if you’ve been reading my blog for any period of time, you know this is one of my central themes. If I say I believe the Word of God, which states that God is trustworthy, then I need to choose to trust Him.
Choose to trust Him in the way you think and the things you think about.
Choose to trust Him with what you say about yourself, your situation and your God.
Choose to trust Him with your actions and in the decisions you make.
I am praying Romans 15:13 for you all this week:
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.