…Trust Like Bethany Hamilton

 

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Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
Proverbs 3: 5-6.

So many times as Christians, we make confessions as to how much we trust God.
However, when major challenges come our way, we just give up and get angry at God for “letting it happen”

I have been in a situation where I just got so angry at God.
“How could God lead me through this path when he knew how it would turn out …
but then I remembered the people in the bible.
I tried to put myself in their shoes and just couldn’t.
I wouldn’t exchange my challenges for theirs but
how did they go through it all and still trust God?

As a mother, I can’t imagine how Mary felt when her innocent son was nailed to a cross for a crime he didn’t commit and then I think of Sarah, she was 90 years old, how did she fathom carrying a pregnancy? What did the physicians say to her?

How many of us will be willing to sacrifice a child that came in our old age after waiting for years, how did Abraham trust God enough to be willing and obedient?

To my mind, Job topped everyone else.
He trusted God irrespective of his devastating situations.

In Job 1 : 20- 21 he said,

Naked I came from my mothers womb and
   naked shall I return there. 
   The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away;
   blessed be the name of the Lord.”

How can a man who lost EVERYTHING!!!;
property, family and health be so positive?
How did he manage not to be bitter?

we might say all these were ” stories” what about Bethany Hamilton who declared in the midst of her “Tsunami” that, ” It helps to know that even when you don’t have a clue why something has happened in your life, Someone up there has a master plan and is watching over you… Knowing that God loves me and that he has a plan for my life, that NO SHARK can take away and no contest result can shake, is like having a solid rock underneath me”.

Wow!!!

For just one minute, ponder about Job and every other bible character that I have mentioned. Think about the pro surfer; Bethany Hamilton.
Compare their challenges to yours.
Does your challenge even come close to what they all  went through?

I’m guessing it is a “big NO!”

It’s a Big No for me too.
I figured that these bible characters submitted absolutely to God and when circumstances didn’t make sense, they trusted Him anyway.
“ God may kill me, but still I will trust him.” Job 13: 15

How many of us can honestly make this kind of statement in the midst of life’s storms?

I’m searching my heart right now and I know that I still have a lot to do in this department of total submission to God.
I know that I need to come to that point where I know the bad situation is for my good.
I need to build a relationship where I give God my life to handle and totally let go.

To trust God so much that I can boldly declare.

If I perish, I perish”Esther 4: 16.

#JustWritingAloud
#AL

 

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