If you ask my husband which Bible verses I quote the most, he will say “Proverbs 3:5&6″ without a doubt. I just asked him across the room while I was typing this to verify my hunch. At that point, my oldest son says, “No, it’s Ephesians 6:1.” ha.
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
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Ephesians 6:1
A few months back I asked a question about what makes you feel like giving up. While many reasons were posed, the one answer repeated numerous times was “circumstances beyond my control.” Shortly after this, I began to study the topic of trusting God when things are out of control. I came across this statement from Corrie ten Boom:
Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.
In other words, if you have any doubts, take a look at God’s track record. So I’ve been doing that- researching Bible characters who trusted God in spite of crazy circumstances. People who stood in the middle of situations that were totally whacked out and said, “We believe God.”
Moses as he crossed the Red Sea
David as he faced the giant Goliath
Daniel as he stared in the eyes of lions
Jonah as he wiped seaweed from his face
And the list can go on and on. So I have two questions I need your help with today. The first one is:
Which Bible character stands out in your mind as one who really trusted God when things were out of control?
And the next one:
What kinds of circumstances do we encounter today that gives us the feeling of being out of control?
If you could help me out with your opinions and suggestions, I’d be so grateful!
Have a fantastic Friday!