I have been in an extended spiritual learning curve, and admittedly at times, I have been totally confused and unsure about the lessons I should be learning and the refining I am experiencing. One of my former lessons was that nothing touches me unless it is God’s permissive will for it to do so. A lesson I have “learned” multiple times is that God’s timing is perfect.
I cannot think of anything that really defines this period of spiritual development in my life better than “Trust God.” Even when I do not comprehend, trust God. Even when I am afraid, trust God. Although I am heartbroken, trust God. Trust for five minutes, and then trust for the next five minutes.
Many Bible heroes had hard circumstances when they must have wondered what God was doing: Daniel in the lion’s den; Joseph in prison for fourteen years; John the Baptist in prison and beheaded; and the Apostle Paul beaten, imprisoned and eventually martyred for his faith. Yet each man trusted God’s sovereignty and that God's will was being accomplished in his individual life. My challenges are in no way comparable to what these men endured for their faith.
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Psalm 91:2
Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.” Isaiah 12:2
"But blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him." Jeremiah 17:7
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